When Herzl Planted a Tree
A well-known story that weaves together Tu Bishvat, tree-planting and the rebuilding of Israel
Kabbalistic Tu Bishvat Seder: Part 3
In Jewish mystical thought, the Tu Bishvat seder became a time to atone for sexual impropriety by blessing, eating and meditating on the symbolism of fruit.
Every Person is a Tree
The Biblical law protecting fruit trees during war provides an opportunity for Jewish exegetes to reflect on ecology and the wanton destruction of life.
What The Talmud Teaches About Trees
Trees were viewed in both economic and symbolic terms by the rabbis of talmudic times.
The five minor Jewish fasts like Tzom Gedaliah, 10 Tevet, 17 Tammuz commemorate tragedies in Jewish history.