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Rabbi Arthur Segal’s love of people, humanity, and Judaism has him sharing with others “The Wisdom of the Ages” that has been passed on to him. His writings for modern Jews offer Spiritual, Ethical, and eco-Judaic lessons in plain English and with relevance to contemporary lifestyles. He is the author of countless articles, editorials, letters, and blog posts, and he has recently published two books:

The Handbook to Jewish Spiritual Renewal: A Path of Transformation for the Modern Jew

and

A Spiritual and Ethical Compendium to the Torah and Talmud

You can learn more about these books at:

www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.org
ALL ENTRIES ARE (C) AND PUBLISHED BY RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL, INC, AND NOT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE OF SAID CORPORATION. THIS APPLIES TO 3 OTHER BLOGS (CHUMASH, ECO, SPIRITUALITY) AND WEB SITES PUBLISHED BY SAID CORPORATION.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: TU B'SHEVAT KABBALAH SEDER: JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL:  TU B'SHEVAT KABBALAH SEDER: JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL
 

HUMANITY'S FIRST EARTH DAY, TU B'SHEVAT

JANUARY 2016 BLUFFTON SUN

RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL

Shalom and greetings:

I wish you a happy, joyous, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2016.

This year in our Bluffton Sun, instead of touring around the globe, visiting exotic Jewish communities, as we did in 2015, we will take a tour around the calendar visiting the Jewish holidays and learning some universal spiritual lessons from them.

January 25th is Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of the Month of Shevat. It is one of the four Jewish new years. This date marks the New Year for trees. Hebraically this day was to mark the age of the tree, so that when it reached the start of its 5th year of existence, the fruit belonged to the owner. Prior to that date, the produce was tithed to the Temple in Jerusalem for charity.

The holiday has taken different forms of significance over the years. From a Zionist view point, trees were planted not only to help turn barren land into fruitful land, but also because in Hebrew tradition, ownership of land is obtained by improving the land with tree planting.

It has also taken on an eco-Judaic meaning reminding us that we are caretakers of the planet, and to leave the Earth in a better state for the next generation. It was humanity's first Earth Day

From a Jewish Spiritual Renewal view, Tu B'Shevat has much meaning. We celebrate it with a Kabbalistic Seder, spiritual dinner, utilizing seven species found in Israel.  They are: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. We include almonds, as they blossom now in Israel.

The spiritual lesson is that "a person is like a tree of the field." When fortune has turned for someone, and they have lost all hope and are despairing,   they should ponder a tree in winter. Its leaves have fallen, its moisture has dried up, it is almost a dead stump in the ground. Then suddenly, it begins to revive and to draw moisture from the earth. Slowly it blossoms, then brings forth fruits. People should learn from this not to despair, but to take hope and have courage, for they, too, are like a tree.

Tu B'Shevat celebrates the rebirthing of trees in the midst of winter, the Kabbalistic reawakening of Divine energy with God as the tree of life. The idea of having faith and moving forward with hope is a fundamental Judaic principle that has sustained us for 3300 years.

Rabbi Arthur Segal is an international lecturer, author, and teacher. Visit him at www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.org . Email at RabbiASegal@aol.com  . 

 RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL
www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.com/books www.FaceBook.com/Arthur.L.Segal www.FaceBook.com/RabbiArthurSegalJewishSpiritualRenewal www.RabbiArthurSegal.blogspot.com 
 

JEWISH WEDDINGS

CONTACT RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM

JEWISH WEDDINGS OFFICIATED BY RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: TRADITIONAL, INTERFAITH, CO-OFFICIANT, DESTINATION

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"One of the Joys of being a Rabbi," says Rabbi Arthur Segal," is working closely with the bride and groom and officiating at their wedding." He can do this with couples living near by or with couples having a destination wedding in the greater beautiful Hilton Head Island area.

Rabbi Arthur Segal helps develop a custom ceremony with the couple so that each word in the ceremony rings true to them. His ceremonies can range from the very traditional to what ever the couples desires. Rabbi opines that this is the couple's special day, and to treat each wedding as unique.

For those who are having an interfaith wedding, Rabbi takes special care to respect both traditions, again with total input from the couple. He will be pleased to co-officiate at weddings, using non-Trinitarian language.

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Rabbi will work closely with the wedding planer and/or caterer to make sure the wedding is seamless, and the bride and groom can totally enjoy themselves on their special day.

Rabbi Arthur Segal is available, and actually prefers, to be at the rehearsal, to ensure all is going smoothly, and to get to know the bridal party, and family, before the actual wedding day.

For those that wish to have a Ketubah, rabbi will work closely to make sure everyone's name has correct calligraphy on the document, in English and Hebrew, so the signing ceremony is flawless.

For a beautiful gallery of Ketubahs go to JudaicConnection.com  (My couples receive a $15 shipping discount)

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Rabbi Arthur Segal tries to limit his weddings to Hilton Head, SC, Bluffton, SC, Palmetto Bluff, SC, Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC, but has been known to make himself available elsewhere, even out of the USA. He will also conduct weddings and recommitment ceremonies on cruise ships.

In keeping with Jewish ethics, if the couple resides in Rabbi Arthur Segal's town, Rabbi will ask, unless there are some special circumstances, if the couple has first asked the local pulpit rabbi to officiate.

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JEWISH WEDDINGS

CONTACT RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM

JEWISH WEDDINGS OFFICIATED BY RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: TRADITIONAL, INTERFAITH, CO-OFFICIANT, DESTINATION

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RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL
REBBETZIN ELLEN SEGAL
RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL
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