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Tu Bishvat

Jews Celebrate A New Year For Trees

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Dates Tu Bishvat is a Jewish holiday that falls on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat. It begins at sundown on January 15th, 2014, in the Gre...

Come to Pharaoh: Torah's Invitation to Be Afraid of Our Own Indifference (Bo, Exodus 10:1-13:16)

Rabbi Minna Bromberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Minna Bromberg

On Dec. 25, I walked into the grocery store and found a large display of sale items. Last-minute stocking-stuffers? No, all of the sale items were dried fruit, and each wished me a "Tu Bishvat Sameach" (Happy Tu Bishvat).

Why Fighting Poverty And Hunger Is A Religious Duty

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

One of my favourite Jewish sayings is, "Many people worry about their own stomachs and the state of other people's souls. The real task is to do the opposite: to worry about other people's stomachs and the state of your own soul."

Tu Bishvat: Moving From Light To Dark Green Environmentalism

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

While the present Jewish environment movement has been doing a very good job on educating and activating the Jewish community on the issues of food sustainability and energy conservation, there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done.

Tu Bishvat 2012: Environmental Jewish Holiday Celebrates Mystical Fruit

Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

Early February, when branches are bare, may not seem like the best time to celebrate trees. Nonetheless, Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees,...

Tu Bishvat Seder: A Kabbalistic Celebration Of Trees

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Kabbalist's believe that eating 10 specific fruits and drinking four cups of wine in a specific order while reciting the appropriate blessings would bring human beings, and the world, closer to spiritual perfection

Tu Bishvat: The Roots Of Torah

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

As children, we cherish the opportunity to climb a tree. So too, we strive to ascend Torah, grasping its multiple branches of interpretation and reaching for higher meaning.