Tu Bishvat

Picturing Trees for Tu Bishvat

Photographing nature in the Deep South makes the New Year for the Trees feel even more special.

Tu Bishvat 2019

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

Tu Bishvat 2018

In 2018, the "birthday of the trees" begins at sundown on Tuesday, Jan. 30 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Reflections from an Orthodox Rabbi Shunned for Being LGBTQ-Friendly

The following are reflections from an Orthodox rabbi who was shunned by his community for standing up for LGBTQ rights. ...

Goat Cheese, Silan and Olive Galette Recipe

Cooking creatively to celebrate Tu Bishvat is a little like peeking into a mystery basket of unrelated elements on CHOPPED ...

Tu Bishvat: Tending the Garden of the Self

This year Tu Bishvat begins at sundown on January 24, 2016. May the holiday be a catalyst in bringing your ...

Moishe in Mississippi: Making a Difference, Without Walls

Today’s post was written jointly by Arielle Nissenblatt and Lonnie Kleinman – two young Jewish professionals who also happen to ...

Homemade Granola Bars for Tu Bishvat

Tu Bishvat is not the holiday that commemorates the destruction of the temple; that’s Tisha B’Av, though I understand why ...

The Fourth New Year

Tu Bishvat, which begins tonight, is the fourth new year of the Jewish calendar. Beginning as  a tax holiday for ...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…on Tu Bishvat

What’s the first Jewish holiday we’ll be welcoming in the secular New Year of 2014 (besides Shabbat, of course)? Tu ...

“The Power is YOURS!”

Did you grow up watching Captain Planet? (I didn’t – but that’s a long story; apparently I have some catching ...

Tu Bishvat and the Spiritual Meaning of Tax Season

As I write today’s blog entry on Tu Bishvat, I’m sitting in my home office looking at the piles of ...