Calling All Green Bubbies- (and zaydees) Everywhere:
Wherever you are- call the children (it doesn't really matter whose children they are- the farther the better!
Ask them to go out and look up in the sky. Find out if they see what you see- What shape is the moon that they see?
Is it the same as yours? Do you see the same moon?
Remember- if this is the Hebrew month of Shevat, and the Moon is FULL- it can only mean one thing:
Tu BShevat HeGiah - Hag HaElanot! Tu Shevat has arrived- the holiday of the trees- and you can see them by the light of the moon!
so wherever you are, LOOK UP - and be grateful!
I’m following your teachings! I just called my niece in California and we talked about the moon, and how we were seeing the same moon even though we were 3000 miles apart – and always will be seeing the same moon wherever we are. I know in my heart I will never forget this conversation with my niece. Thank you Green Bubbie!
I will call my three daughters for sure! Will try to have my three and a half year old granddaughter look up and see the full moon!What a wonderful blog! and a wonderful site!
Thank you so much!
I love to take walks at night when there is a full moon so I was happy to go outside at Ruth’s suggestion to see the winter full moon glistening off the snow and ice. On my way outside I noticed something I never noticed before. Moonlight streaming into my house through the window like sunlight. So cool! One of the JECEI lens is Hit’orerut. On their website they quote Abraham Joshua Heschel, “take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments.” Thanks Ruth for the opportunity to take notice of this wonder. Chag Samaech.
Before the sun rose yesterday – Thursday – I was out walking. I knew that it was the birthday of the trees because of your blog and was so excited to see them all – there – each one different, as I walked up the street. Thank you Ruth. Miriam