Tikkun Olam and Tu B’Shevat

Today is Tu b’Shevat- Rosh Hashono for trees- a day on which we remember the intrinsic importance of nature in Jewish teachings. Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai famously taught that “If you have a sapling in your hand and someone tells you Moshiach has arrived, first plant the sapling and then go out to welcome Moshiach”- a statement which reminds us just how important it is to look after the world we live in.

In honour of this day, I’d like to share the following words, courtesy of Chief Rabbi Mirvis.

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