Tu Bishvat

Planting Trees for Tu Bishvat

This act has always been held in high regard in Judaism.

Tu Bishvat Foods

Recipes for the birthday of the trees, when it is traditional to eat fruit and nuts.

Tu Bishvat 2019

In 2019, Tu Bishvat begins in the evening of Sunday, Jan. 20 and ends in the evening of Monday, Jan. 21.

Next Torah Portion

Summary

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to have the Israelites set up camp at the Sea of Reeds, but then Pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Israelites and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on the Israelites’ tail, God splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Egyptians enter, God closes the waters, and the Egyptians drown. Miriam leads all the Israelite women in song and dance to celebrate. Soon after, the Israelites begin to complain about life in the desert. God provides quail and manna to feed them. The Israelites battle the Amalekites and win.

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Parashat Beshalach

Exodus 13:17 - 17:16

Judges 4:4 - 5:31

Children of Nachshon

Liberation comes only to the courageous.

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Recipes

Chocolate Bark with Pumpkin Seeds, Strawberries and Citrus Recipe

An easy, sweet treat for Tu Bisvhat or anytime you want to celebrate fruit and nuts.

Cornmeal Matzah Ball Potlikker Soup Recipe

Jewish comfort food meets traditional southern flavors.

Vegetarian Yemenite Soup Recipe

The enveloping aroma of cumin, turmeric, coriander and black pepper just screams comfort food.

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