The Jewish month of Sh’vat is the month Eve was born, first became the mother of a Jerusalemite, a grandmother and other significant events in her life. Her Costa Rica sojourn was in this month, as you may have figured. Tu B’Shvat is our New Year for the Trees and a family celebration of a Bat Mitzvah this year. The Age of Aquarius is rocking it here in Israel, at least for this free spirit.. Forget the dried imported stuff, the blessings are back and the 7 species have been joined by an abundance of homegrown fruit. In the darkness of deep winter with the absence of greenery is exactly the time to realize potential for renewal and rejuvenation. From the broken comes the whole.