In honor of Tu B’Shvat, we should really talk about eating some fruits and vegetables, because come Purim, we’re going to switch over to junk food for a month, and then after that, who knows what we’re going to do to our diets?
If there’s one bad thing you can say about fruits and vegetables, it’s that there are no new products out there. Fruit is fruit. It was here long before we were, and it will be here long after we’re gone, especially that spaghetti squash my wife bought that’s been sitting on our kitchen table for a year. There’s no new fruit, except Rosh Hashanah time.
Chanukah is a festive, joyous time with lots of interesting minhagim. Especially since some of them are probably not technically minhagim.