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. Tu Bishvat falls in the middle of which Hebrew month?
Question 2. 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 3. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which of these is a goal of the Jewish National Fund?
Harvesting fruit from fruit trees
Donating produce from fruit trees to the poor and homeless
Question 7. What group of people rediscovered and popularized Tu Bishvat in the 16th century?
Rabbis studying in Germany
Question 8. Who said eating fruits associated with Israel can symbolically release sparks of the Divine Presence inside all of us?
Question 9. Which of these is a popular Tu Bishvat activity in Israel?
Dancing in the streets
Reading the Book of Daniel
Sitting in the sukkah
Question 10. At a Tu Bishvat Seder which of the following are commonly served?