Finding new meaning in tree planting
Evil in the world is symbolized by fruit at the seder.
For Jewish mystics, nature is a sacred text.
A well-known story that weaves together Tu Bishvat, tree-planting and the rebuilding of Israel
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.