It IS tree-mendous how often the beautiful bible provides just what we need…As the Celebration of Trees and their fruits – Tu B’Shevat nears, our daily read brings us to a feast of trees in Isiah 44:14. Check out that first word – [לִכְרָת]- it can be translated as “to make a feast” which is exactly what we do with fruit on Tu B’Shevat- celebrating the trees’ collective birthdays. Our Tu B’Shevat Seder Event begins this Monday, 25 January 2016 at 7:00 pm. Bring a friend and a plate of fruit or grape beverage of any kind or colour and be ready for a fun and friendly evening. All ages and backgrounds welcome – contact us to RSVP and for exact location. Your contributions of $10-$15 per person help keep our programs going.
Enjoy the Bonus Hebrew Challenge below- how many words can you translate?
לִכְרָת-לוֹ אֲרָזִים- וַיִּקַּח תִּרְזָה וְאַלּוֹן, וַיְאַמֶּץ-לוֹ בַּעֲצֵי-יָעַר; נָטַע אֹרֶן, וְגֶשֶׁם יְגַדֵּל
He “KRH” [cuts down, or feasts] cedars, and takes the ilex and the oak, and strengthens himself in the trees of the forest; he plants a bay-tree, and the rain nourishes it.