Today is Tu Bishvat, the Rosh Hashana for trees.
Why are we celebrating this day? Because the Torah compares people to a tree. We can learn many lessons from a tree:
- Just as a tree always grows, we should always continue to become better people.
- Trees provide oxygen, shade, fruit, and much more. We should also spread goodness and kindness to others.
- Mitzvot are compared to fruits. Just like a tree gives fruit, we should perform mitzvot.
- The stronger the roots, the bigger and stronger the tree can grow. Jewish children need a strong Jewish education to become proud Jews.
The students were challenged to create a masterpiece using assorted fruits. Their masterpiece had to represent either something tree related or Mitzvah related.
Below are the fruits of their labor: