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. Proverbs says, "She is a tree of life to them that grasp her, and all who hold onto her are____."
Shaded from evil
Question 2. True or False: At a Tu Bishvat seder it is customary to mix different kinds of wine.
Question 3. Which is not a “new year” established by the rabbis of the Talmud?
A new year for the calendar years
A new year for creating prayers
A new year for the trees
A new year for tithing animals to be given to the Temple
Question 4. Which of the following characters from the Talmud is associated with Tu Bishvat?
Honi the Circlemaker
Question 5. 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 6. At a Tu Bishvat Seder which of the following are commonly served?
Question 7. What occasion does Tu Bishvat mark?
The middle of winter
The first day of spring
The new year for the trees
The day the rainy season begins
Question 8. 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 9. The new year for trees is connected to the Jewish legal practice of
Visiting the Sick
Question 10. 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