Tu Bishvat

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Resources for hosting a Tu Bishvat seder.

Tu Bishvat 2021

In 2021, the "birthday of the trees" begins at sundown on Wednesday Jan. 27 and ends at sundown on Thursday Jan. 28..

Tu Bishvat 101

The "birthday of the trees" is a time for seders, tree-planting and more.

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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

Parshat Beshalach: Sustaining Creation Through Song

Why the creation of the Jewish nation in Parashat Beshalach was marked by singing praises to God.

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Tu Bishvat, the Jewish ‘Birthday’ of the Trees

A minor festival seemingly tailor-made for today's Jewish environmentalists.

How to Say the Shehechiyanu Blessing

This blessing is traditionally recited upon doing something for the first time.

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The Ultimate Babka for Tu Bishvat

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Pull-Apart Rugelach Cake Recipe

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