The name “hamsa” comes from the Hebrew word for the number five, “hamesh.” In Judaism five also refers to the five books of the Torah, the Hebrew bible. In Jewish culture, sometimes the hamsa it is called the Hand of Miriam, after Moses’ sister.
Tu B'shevat is considered the Jewish New Year of Trees. Trees are extremely important in Judaism: trees are used metaphorically to consider G-d and life in Judaism and the planting of trees is holy. Combine that with the very modern importance of reclaiming the barren desert of Israel through planting trees, and it's easy to see why a celebration of trees is part of our tradition.
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