Tu Bishvat begins at sundown on Jan. 24, 2016. 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.Read More
BasicsTu Bishvat and Environmentalism
How this holiday fuses the mystical with the eco-planetary.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.
FoodLemon 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.
A modern seder with a mystical predecessor.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 EnvironmentEco-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.