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TU B’SHEVAT FEATURE Tolkien b’Shevat: Looking to the Middle-earth folk to save our planet

In "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," a film with characters that bring to mind the themes of Tu b'Shvat, Bilbo Baggins discovers there is trouble brewing in the forests of Middle-earth. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — What lore does Bilbo Baggins have to share with us about Tu b’Shevat? While viewing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and hearing the Middle-earth characters talking about threats to the forests, more than a seed or two of connection between the increasingly popular Jewish holiday… Read more »