Tu Bishvat

A Seder for Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is on January 16, 2014. The Tu Bishvat seder is a flexible ritual with no set liturgy. This sample seder includes some common elements such as four cups of wine and four kinds of symbolic fruits. A seder for Tu Bishvat can focus on ecology, or Israel, or any of a number of other themes.

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Basics

Tu Bishvat 101

Tu Bishvat 101

Everything you need to know.

Four Types of Tu Bishvat

How the holiday developed.

Trees in Jewish Thought

Jewish sources single out trees as one of the most important aspects of the natural world.

Test Your Knowledge

A Tu Bishvat quiz.

Eating Fruit

This tie to the Land of Israel has been carried out in many ways.

Food

Lemon and Almond Cake

Lemon and Almond Cake

Celebrating the tastes of Tu Bishvat.

Sangria

Enjoy the holiday with this refreshing drink.

Persimmon Cupcakes

What to eat on the birthday of the trees.

Banana Cake

A fruity birthday cake for the trees.

How to Host a Tu Bishvat Seder

This book contains ideas for hosting seders for both adults and for children.


Traditions

Modern Seder

Modern Seder

A modern seder with a mystical predecessor.

A Seder for Different Personalities

Tu Bishvat is not just for hippies anymore.

Tree Planting

This act has always been held in high regard in Judaism.

What To Do

A summary of holiday practices for Tu Bishvat.

Trees, Earth and Torah

This anthology offers biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern sources on the significance and history of Tu Bishvat.

The Environment

Eco-conscious Jewish Home

Eco-conscious Jewish Home

Living with the consciousness that the world is a divine gift.

Taking Root in the Jewish CSA Movement

Kosher, local and yummy.

Every Person is a Tree

Biblical exegetes reflect on ecology and wanton destruction of life.

Buber's I and Thou

What trees can teach about relationships.

Tragedy of the Commons

A Jewish perspective on a seminal essay of the modern environmentalist movement.