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Thursday Reflection


Tu B’shevat (6th February 2023)

In this week’s Thursday Reflection, pupils at Pilgrims’ learned about the Jewish festival of Tu B'Shevat (6th Feb). It is a popular minor festival which celebrates the New Year for trees. Jewish tradition marks the 15th of Shevat as the day when the sap in the trees begins to rise, heralding the beginning of spring…Hallelujah! It is customary for Jews all over the world to plant young trees at this time and to eat fruit produced in Israel.

Pupils discussed the importance of trees, the need to care for the environment, and the value of new beginnings.

Paul Bryant
School Lay Chaplain & Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Co-ordinator of SMSC


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