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The Jewish “New Year of the Trees”is celebrated with observances that connect humankind to the natural world.This holiday has special significance because “Man is the tree of thefield” (Deuteronomy 20:19). Through cultivating strong roots – faith andcommitment to the Lord – we produce many fruits.
On this day it is customary to eatthe fruit with which the Holy Land is praised in Deuteronomy 8:8: olives,dates, grapes, figs and pomegranates. When tasting any of these fruit for thefirst time of the season, the Shehecheyanu blessing is recited:
“Blessed are You, Adonaiour God, Sovereign of all, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought usto this season.”
See https://www.chabad.org/ for moreinformation.