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Tu B'Shvat

13/01/2022 02:07:16 PM


Tu b’shvat, literally the 15th of Shvat, also called The Anniversary or Birthday of the Trees, is one of four Jewish New Years.   It is also called the Jewish Environmental Day by North Americans.

There is no halachah for the celebration of Tu B’shvat, but we have several customs that arose during Jewish history.

The mystical Kabbalists believed that the more blessings we recite, the more the world is healed. It was the Kabbalists of Sfat who created the Tu B’shvat Seder with its four worlds each one with its own special fruits and combination of white and red wines.   

To help get you started on your Tu B’shvat blessings, Shomrei Adamah offers three recipes for Tu B’shvat from Joel Troster and a Tu B’shvat Seder guide with its table set-up and shopping list on the Darchei Noam blog. 

We also have questions for you to discuss during a personal Tu B’shvat seder and at any time with family and friends that reflect on the contemporary view of Tu B’shvat as the Jewish Environmental Day. We look forward to having you join Darchei Noam’s virtual Tu B’shvat Seder on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Sun, 29 January 2023 7 Sh'vat 5783