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. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?
Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. According to Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, if one is holding a tree sappling when the Messiah arrives
Greet the Messiah before anything else
Eat the tree sappling
First plant the sappling, then go greet the Messiah
Cut down all the trees you see
Question 5. What group of people rediscovered and popularized Tu Bishvat in the 16th century?
Rabbis studying in Germany
Question 6. At a Tu Bishvat Seder which of the following are commonly served?
Question 7. 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 8. True or False: At a Tu Bishvat seder it is customary to mix different kinds of wine.
Question 9. 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.
Question 10. Proverbs says, "She is a tree of life to them that grasp her, and all who hold onto her are____."
Shaded from evil