Tu BiShevat

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Tonight and tomorrow is Tu BiShevat. That being said, let's discuss some customs regarding this holiday.


Question:

What exactly is Tu BiShevat?


Answer:

Tu BiShevat, which is the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat, is widely celebrated as the Rosh HaShanah for the trees. [1]


Fasting is prohibited on Tu BiShevat. [2]

This includes fasting on a parent’s Yahrtzeit [3] or on one’s wedding day (for those who have such a custom, the Sephardic custom is not to fast). [4]

One may, however, fast because of a disturbing dream. [5]


Similarly, Tachanun is not recited on Tu BiShevat as well as the mincha preceding Tu BiShevat. [6]


The Custom of Eating Fruits:

It is customary to place many different types of fruits on the table, especially the seven species of Eretz Yisrael, and recite berachot when eating them. [7] Some people have the custom to eat etrog jelly on Tu BiShevat. However, a SheHecheyanu should *not* be recited when eating it since one already recited a SheHecheyanu on the etrog during Sukkot. [8]


Sources:

[1]. See Mishnah in Rosh HaShanah 2a. See also Shulchan Aruch, Y.D. 331:57 & 125.

[2]. Shulchan Aruch, O.C. 572:3. See also Chazon Ovadia, Tu BiShevat, p. 1.

[3]. Taz 429:3.

[4]. Kaf HaChaim 573:11; Aruch HaShulchan 673:2; Yechaveh Daat 1:81. See Chazon Ovadia, Tu BiShevat, p. 3 which says that the custom of the majority of Sephardim is not to fast through out the year at all on one's wedding day.

[5]. See Siddur Yaavatz, vol. 2, p. 463, Chodesh Shevat §17. Pri Megadim 468:19 adds that one does not have to fast again after Tu BiShevat to compensate for fasting a taanit chalom on Tu BiShevat.

[6]. Shulchan Aruch, O.C. 131:6.

Regarding the Mincha preceding Tu BiShevat see Levush 131:6; Mishnah Berurah 131:32; Aruch HaShulchan 131:12; Chazon Ovadia, Tu BiShevat, p. 4, 2.

[7]. See Pri Chadash 131:6, which cites Tikkun Yissachar, which states that the Ashkenazic custom is to do so. This is also brought in Magen Avraham 131:16; Eliyah Rabbah 131:14; and Mishnah Berurah 131:31. Kaf HaChaim 131:97 says that this has also become the custom for Sepharadim. See also Chazon Ovadia, Tu BiShevat, p. 4 & p. 274, footnote 1.

[8]. See Mishnah Berurah, 225:16, which states that a SheHecheyanu is not recited for a whole year because the etrog is found on the tree all year around. See also Ben Ish Chai, Re’eh 1:11; Kaf HaChaim 664:60; Yabia Omer, vol. 4, O.C. §50; and Yalkut Yosef, Moadim, p. 250.

(Adapted From the Laws Of The Holidays - Nacson with some additions)


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