Originally, Tu B’Shevat—Hebrew for the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat was designated as the time when tree owners would offer tithes from the fruit trees of Israel. Its earliest source refers to it as the New Year of the Trees.
Author Archives: Sally Morrow
About Sally Morrow
Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012. Sally’s interest in photography began in her high school’s dark room. She has since attended film school at the College of Santa Fe, holds a B.A. in Communications and Spanish from UMKC, and holds an M.A. in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri. Her graduate thesis project “Picturing Immigration” was published in News Photographer Magazine.
Sally has worked as a photographer, videographer and photo/multimedia editor at the Des Moines Register, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Newsday. Her editorial and freelance photography has appeared in various publications and professional websites.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly correspondent Bob Faw says, “Audiences guffaw—or wince—at humor which is all about coping and which thrives in a Jewish culture where everyone and everything can be mocked.” Shows like the off-Broadway “Old Jews Telling Jokes” demonstrate some of this Jewish humor.
Winners of the annual Faith & Form awards for religious architecture and art demonstrate some of the latest trends, along with exceptional use of light, art and materials.
A personal portrait of Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, who was appointed Archbishop of Berlin in 2011, and later elevated by Pope Benedict XVI to the College of Cardinals.
How do contemporary Christians understand Christmas as a season of peace in today’s often chaotic world?
(RNS) The new pontiff graced the covers of The Advocate, TIME, The New Yorker, Esquire and Italy’s Vanity Fair; GQ named him “Cold-Caller of the Year 2013.”
Did you know that Quaker isn’t just a brand of oats and that Quakers call members of their church “friends?”