Rebirth in the Month of Shvat
The sforim tell us that rosh chodesh Shvat is very mesugal for his'chadshus - starting anew. It is the day Moshe Rabeinu began to explain the Torah. It is rosh hashana for trees according to Shammai - because the sap begins reviving the trees on that day. The Yidden were given the special koach of his'chadshus - just look at our incredible history of rebirth after every destruction. We in GYE understand what it means to begin life anew. Let's utilize this special zman to continue in our recoveries with renewed energy and dedication.