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What does the TU in Tu B’Shvat stand for?

Friday, January 1st, 2016 10:50 am by admin

Using Gematria, the Hebrew T U is made up of a Tet, which has the numerical value of 9 and Vav which has the value of 6. Together the two letters equal 15. Tu B’Shvat occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month, Shvat. Shvat is the 11th month of the Hebrew calendar usually coinciding with January/February.

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