Thursday, January 16, 2014
Fruit on a skewer
The little fruit "trees" in honor of Tu BiShvat were so pretty that no one wanted to consume them at the all-day archaeology seminar today at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
It is an old Jewish tradition to eat dried fruits on this holiday, the new year for the trees.
But the sellers in the big market in Jerusalem that I just now saw on Israel TV were lamenting the fact that dates and raisins are about the only ones that are local; all the other dried fruit is imported from Turkey, Hawaii, and Thailand.
Happy Tu BiShvat!