Tu Bishvat – Day 4
Ma’or Va’Shemesh; Lessons of Tu Bi’shevat: It is human nature to derive special enjoyment from physical desires during the cold winter months. A person should use the month
of Shevat to shape his eating habits, to sanctify them and direct them.
A person who succeeds in this will actually raise all the levels of existence; Silent (Rocks) Growing (Flowers and Trees) Living (Animals) and Speaker (Humans). The trees of Tu Bi’shevat symbolize the potential growth of this month in the way they spread out and flower.