This Tu Bishvat, let us remember that preserving and protecting the natural beauty of our world is a core Jewish value and a fundamental element of who we are as a people.
When I was growing up in New York, Tu Bishbat was celebrated minimally. In Israel, it’s celebrated with a Seder at a table laden with brilliant colors of fresh fruit, nuts, breads and wine.
This year, I’ve chosen three fantastic recipes for desserts made with fruit that are perfect for serving on Tu Bishvat.
Intuitively, religious people sense spiritual meaning in nature. What are the different ways in which nature can enhance us religiously and spiritually?
In preparation for Tu Bishvat, the Israel Plants Board calls on the public to prefer local fresh fruits over imported dried fruits.
Get introduced to all the gastronomic and curative treasures that grow freely and happily all over the place in Israel's countryside.
In the past, trees were sacred to many people, but only Judaism has a New Year for them, which falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat (Tu Bishvat).
Tu Bishvat reminds us of our responsibility to the environment – that we should cry out against the enormity of the destruction of rain forests and the degradation of God’s world.
"We must work to plant the seeds now so our future generations will enjoy the fruits of peace. That is what the holiday and the Abraham Accords are all about"
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