Happy New Year to the Trees with More Pickled Veggies!

Repeating this post from last year, I wish Happy New Year to the trees all over the world and people who plant and enjoy them!

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We are celebrating yet another New Year – the New Year of the Trees. In the old times, in ancient Israel, this day, 15th of the month Shevat, or Tu b’Shvat in Hebrew, was celebrated as the earliest day when trees started bearing fruit. Later on, during the Middle Ages, the great Kabbalist Rabbi Issac Luria, known as the Arizal, invoked the biblical phrase “man is a tree of the field” (Deuteronomy 20:19) and instituted a symbolic and intensely spiritual celebration. On this day, we eat fruit, especially the kinds of fruit originated from the Holy Land, and reflect on the meaning of Tree of Life.

Related imageOur Tree, by a renown sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, presents our forefathers: Abraham as the root of the tree, Isaac as the strong trunk of it, and Jacob, from whom sprung the beautiful branches of the entire humanity. I was privileged to be…

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    1. Thank you so much for linking to my post, dear Edward!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vincent; I am so glad you like it!

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      1. It’s a pleasure 😊. Keep writing and inspiring ☘️

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      2. Thank you for your kind words, dear!

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  1. I missed this last year

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    1. I am glad you had a chance to see it now, Derrick. I truly value your opinion.

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      1. Thank you very much, Dolly. I appreciate that.

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      2. I thank you for stopping by and reading, Derrick.

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  2. cookingflip says:

    Dear Dolly, thank you for telling us about the New Year of the Trees–I’d like to ask a question again–albeit not related to food! Why is it considered that the “branches of the entire humanity” sprung from Jacob? Many thanks! x

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    1. Jacob’s 12 sons are considered the forefathers of all the peoples of the earth, since they were quite fertile and their progeny multiplied, spread around the world, and intermixed.
      Thank you for your interest, darling!

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      1. cookingflip says:

        Thank you for always accommodating my questions, Dolly. I think I like that idea–that in my gentile stature, there is a molecule in me that would trace back to Jacob! God bless His priestly nation of Israel 🇮🇱

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      2. Amen! And blessings to all the people of this Earth – may we all live in peace, love , and kindness!
        It is my pleasure to answer your questions, dear friend, and I truly appreciate your interest.

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  3. You always teach and entertain and give me such fun recipes to try or file away for someday, thank you!

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    1. You are too kind, darling – thank you!

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  4. CarolCooks2 says:

    Loved this the first time around and it was lovely to read that beautiful story your student wrote once again and it is so so very relevant now 🙂 xx

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Carol! I am flattered that people actually remember the stuff I write…

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      1. CarolCooks2 says:

        I remember lots of things.. Hubby often wishes I didn’t… 😀🤣.. Seriously I just have that nack all I need is a word or two and I remember of course if it is something I really liked it is easier to remember…

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      2. In that case I am even more flattered. Happy Valentine, dear friend!

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      3. CarolCooks2 says:

        Ditto… I hope you have a fabulous Valentines dearest Dolly xx

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      4. Thank you, dear friend, and the same goes to you!

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  5. Happy New Year to you and yours, Dolly! I apologize again for the late revisit, and hope you had a beautiful start into this year Best wishes, Michael.

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    1. No apologies necessary, dear friend! Life has a tendency to keep us busy at times. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind wishes.
      Have a wonderful remainder of the week!

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      1. Thank you for your kind words, Dolly! So true, i forgot Valentine’s too. 😉 Best wishes to you too, Michael

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      2. No need to apologize, dear friend! I am sure you have many challenges to be addressed.
        Have a wonderful remainder of the week and a lovely weekend!

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      3. :-)) You too, Dolly! Thank you!

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      4. My pleasure, dear friend!

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  6. Sumith says:

    Beautiful post Dolly. Nice to see you here again!

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    1. It’s so wonderful to hear from you, dear Sumith! I’ve been wondering what you have been up to.

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      1. Sumith says:

        Thank you Dolly. Was on a long break! Back here now..

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      2. So great to have you back! You are a source of inspiration, dear friend!

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