Tu Bishvat Quiz


Tu 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?

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Qustion 1. Who said eating fruits associated with Israel can symbolically release sparks of the Divine Presence inside all of us?

Lurianic kabbalists Medieval scientists Neo-traditional cantors Merkavah mystics

Qustion 2. In modern times, which group of people used Tu Bishvat o further education about responsible stewardship of God's earth?

Kabbalists Environmentalists Builders Haredim

Qustion 3. 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

Qustion 4. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?

2 4 6 12

Qustion 5. True or false: "Tu" is a pronunciation of the Hebrew letters that represent the number 15.

True False

Qustion 6. Which of these is a goal of the Jewish National Fund?

Reforesting Israel Reforesting America Harvesting fruit from fruit trees Donating produce from fruit trees to the poor and homeless

Qustion 7. According to Midrash, when did God tell people to look at the World and take care of it “for there will be no one to repair it after you”?

In the Garden of Eden During the enslavement in Egypt When the Israelites were about the enter the Promised Land As the exiled Israelites returned from Babylon to build the Second Temple

Qustion 8. 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

Qustion 9. Which of these is a popular Tu Bishvat activity in Israel?

Dancing in the streets Reading the Book of Daniel Planting trees Sitting in the sukkah

Qustion 10. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?

Elm Cypress Cedar Apple Oak
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