More than mere expressions of gratitude, blessings are portals to other spiritual realms.
Evil in the world is symbolized by fruit at the seder.
For Jewish mystics, nature is a sacred text.
A minor festival seemingly tailor-made for today's Jewish environmentalists.
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.