Happy Tu Bishvat!

Today is Tu Bishvat, the birthday of the trees. There are many ways to celebrate—you can plant a tree if you live in a temperate climate, you can hold a Tu Bishvat seder, you can do some awesome Tu Bishvat crafts with your kids, and of course, you can eat some delicious Tu Bishvat foods (I recommend this amazing banana cake studded with dates, figs, nuts, raisins, and chocolate).

 

Looking for some Tu Bishvat reading? Try these articles on Theodore Herzl’s tree, kabbalists, mystics and Tu Bishvat, a lesson in abundance, eco-judaism, or Tu Bishvat and the Transformation of Eating.

 

Just want to sit back and veg out to a Tu Bishvat video? Todd, God, and Al Gore have got you covered:

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Tu Bishvat, the Jewish ‘Birthday’ of the Trees

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

Tu Bishvat Foods

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

The Four Types of Tu Bishvat

The Jewish birthday for the trees has gone through several phases of historical development.