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 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 2. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?
Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. The new year for trees is connected to the Jewish legal practice of
Visiting the Sick
Question 8. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?
Question 9. The mitzvah of yishuv ha'aretz means to
Farm the land
Settle the land
Question 10. At a Tu Bishvat Seder which of the following are commonly served?