Tu Bishvat- Why the happiness?

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Jan 31, 2018
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References: Rosh Hashana: 14b Rosh Hashana: 2a 

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A "cut-off" date shouldn't be one that is so joyous but rather just...a day. Thus, why do we omit Tachanun on Tu Bishvat? Why the celebration over a mere cut-off date?

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