Tu Bishvat QuizTu Bishvat, traditionally known as the birthday of the trees, is a time to think about relating to the natural world. How much do you know about Tu Bishvat?
Question 1. Which of these is NOT an element of the mystics’ Tu Bishvat seder?
Atonement for sexual misdeeds
Freeing those who are enslaved
Understanding evil in the world
Maintaining cosmic harmony
Question 2. What was the name of the kabbalistic haggadah for Tu Bishvat produced in 1753?
The Feast of Fruits
The Birthday of Trees
Fruit of the Goodly Tree
The Story of the Creation
Question 3. According to the Bible, how old did trees have to be before farmers could use the produce for themselves?
Three years old
Four years old
Five years old
Six years old
Question 4. On Tu Bishvat it is customary to eat
Only foods made out of the seven species
Foods made with any fruits
Foods imported from Israel
Question 5. According to Vayikra Rabbah the first thing the Israelites should do when they enter the land of Israel is
Pick the fruit from the trees
Plant more trees
Chop down the existing trees and plant new ones in their place
Count the trees
Question 6. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?
Question 7. Which of the following is NOT a historical Tu Bishvat custom?
In Bucharia and Kurdistan, Jews ate 30 different fruits on Tu Bishvat
In India, Jews ate 50 different fruits on Tu Bishvat
Jews in Morocco hosted lavish feasts
Jews in Poland created special Tu Bishvat dances
Question 8. In modern times, which group of people used Tu Bishvat o further education about responsible stewardship of God's earth?
Question 9. Which of the following plants is often planted on Tu Bishvat so that it can be used on Passover?
Question 10. True or False: When describing trees that can be cut down after capturing a land, the Torah does not distinguish beween fruit-bearing and non-fruit-bearing trees.