Kabbalistic Tu Bishvat Seder: Part 2
Evil in the world is symbolized by fruit at the seder.
When Herzl Planted a Tree
A well-known story that weaves together Tu Bishvat, tree-planting and the rebuilding of Israel
Tu Bishvat, the Jewish ‘Birthday’ of the Trees
A minor festival seemingly tailor-made for today's Jewish environmentalists.
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 Four Types of Tu Bishvat
The Jewish birthday for the trees has gone through several phases of historical development.