Minhagim L’Kavod Tu B’Shevat


fruitsIt is customary for Ashkenazic Yidden to eat different varieties of fruits on Tu B’Shevat, as this day is the Rosh Hashanah for fruit trees (meaning that the “year” regarding ma’aser and arlah is counted from this day) (Magein Avraham, Orach Chaim, Siman 131:16).

Some people have the custom to eat an esrog (or esrog jelly) on Tu B’Shevat (Likutei MaHarich).

It is also customary to daven on Tu B’Shevat for a beautiful, kosher esrog on the following Sukkos (Bnei Yissochor, Shevat 2:2)

The seforim write that the words “Chamisha Asar B’Shevat” have the same gematriah (numerical value) as the words “Lekavein Al Esrog Lulav Hadas Aravah (to have in mind for Esrog, Lulav, Hadassim and Aravos)”

The Ben Ish Chai even wrote special Tefilah for this (CLICK HERE for the text of the tefillah).

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  1. These are not Halochos but Minhogim. There are Halochos for Tu B’Shevat. These are not to say Tachanun. However, as Tu B’Shevat falls on Shabbos this year, there are different Halochos. These are not to say Tzidkoscho Tzedek at Mincha and not to say Av Harachim after the Haftoro.

    Gut Shabbos

  2. except for the minhag of the city of Worms in Germany where they DO say tachnun on Tu B’Shvat and they DO say Tzidkoscho Tzedek at Mincha and DO Av Harachim after the Haftoro