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 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 2. Tu Bishvat falls in the middle of which Hebrew month?
Question 3. True or False: At a Tu Bishvat seder it is customary to mix different kinds of wine.
Question 4. In modern times, which group of people used Tu Bishvat o further education about responsible stewardship of God's earth?
Question 5. What were the main elements of the ritual that the Jewish mystics of Safed developed for Tu Bishvat, modeled after the Passover seder?
Four cups of wine were drunk and seven fruits symbolic of those of the Holy Land were eaten
Two cups of wine were drunk and seven fruits symbolic of those of the Holy Land were eaten
The door was opened for Elijah
Four questions were asked relating to trees
Question 6. 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 7. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?
Question 8. 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 9. True or false: "Tu" is a pronunciation of the Hebrew letters that represent the number 15.
Question 10. 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