Thursday, December 31, 2009

No Planting This Year on Rosh Chodesh (The First of the Jewish Month of) Shvat

It has nothing to do with the drought.  Simply that Rosh Chodesh Shvat will be on Shabbat, Saturday, January 16th.

Generally the first two weeks of Shvat are popular tree planting days in Israel, fruit trees in particular.  That's so their "age" will be considered from the previous year, not after the New Year of Trees, TU B'Shvat.

I have to decide when to make our Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Tel Shiloh.  Should it be on Friday or Sunday?  Friday would be easiest for me, while Sunday, I'd need to have someone stay with my father.

Rosh Chodesh Tevet was on Friday, a beautifully blessed rainy Friday.  For that reason we  dovened in the former synagogue/yeshiva.  When we moved to Shiloh in 1981, it was the location of the Yeshivat Hesder Shiloh and the community Beit Knesset, Synagogue.  Now it's the location of a model of the Mishkan, Tabernacle and has the facilities for the movie about Shiloh.  Various events are also done there, including wedding receptions.

Tel Shiloh is a major tourist attraction.  On Rosh Chodesh Tevet, the Elder of Ziyon was here.

For more information about tours, visits, events and facilities at Tel Shiloh, email the office or call 02-994-4019.


Anonymous said...

I would think delaying till Sunday is preferable, as giving more time to prepare for Shabbat on Fridays should have a higher priority, especially in winter time, when the days are short.

Batya said...

I may. Maybe you'd like to visit and stay with my father? Yes, I have a personal problem with Sunday mornings. If I have no choice, I'll get someone to stay with him.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Booked on Sunday mornings.

I was thinking for the group in general.

Batya said...

Sorry, I was just trying to deal with my new status. I'm no longer a free agent, able to plan as I wish.
Taking care of an elderly man can be more complicated than having babies.
I blog about it more on me-ander.