(photo by Tomer Appelbaum in Haaretz)
This year, Jewish Philosophy Place (JPP) completely missed Tu Bishvat, the new year for trees (rosh Hashanah l’ilanot). This must have something to do with the non-prominence of a minor holiday in the liberal diaspora. The newspaper Ha’aretz marked it this year with an article about trees in Tel Aviv (http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/tel-aviv-fetes-its-221-000-trees-on-tu-bishvat-1.411605). Maybe next year, JPP will remember to observe it on time, if I don’t forget.
For more images of urban-nature interfaces, see as always www.tokyogreenspace.com, as well as the lovely spread on trees in this week’s New York Times Sunday magazine(http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/02/12/magazine/Trees_Voyages.html). The pictures are incredible. The essay is by the NYT art critic Michael Kimmelman.