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Tu Bishvat

Looking for a Tu Bishvat Seder?  Try one of these:

 

Lookstein Center

Several printable Tu Bishvat seders, including an ice cream seder and one for very little children.  Also articles, activites, lessons and links to other websites

 

URJ

Very nice, easy to use seder with full instructions on what to serve when, with readers' parts.

 

Akhlah

A simple guide to what you need to have and do for a Tu Bishvat seder, with quiz, vocabulary and craft activities.

 

My Jewish Learning

A seder and instructions on how to run one

 

Other Tu Bishvat resources:

 

My Jewish Learning

loads of info about Tu Bishvat

 

 

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (USA)

Programme ideas, study guides, information, texts, etc.

Advocacy and Other Resources

 

URJ - Green Table, Just Table

Educational programmes, articles, food justice sermons, sustainable food choices, blessing, and more

 

Jewcology

Quotations from Jewish sources about Tu Bishvat

 

Preparation for the Tu B'Shevat Seder

You will need to purchase both red and white wine or grape juice  and 15 different types of fruits and nuts; five from each of the following three categories:

 

1) fruits or nuts with an inedible outer shell and an edible inner core: pineapple, coconut, orange, pomello, banana, walnut, pecan, grapefruit, starfruit, pinenut, pomegranate, papaya, brazil nut, pistachio, or almond. (Note: purchase the whole fruit or nut so you can remove the outer shell during the seder).

2) fruits with edible outer flesh and pithy, inedible cores: olive, date, cherry, loquat, peach, apricot, jujub, persimmon, avocado. plum, or hackberry. (Note: purchase the whole fruit so you can remove the pit or core during the seder).

3) fruits which are edible throughout: no protective shells, neither internal nor external are needed. The symbolic fruits may be eaten entirely and include: strawberry, grape, raisin, fig, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry, carob, apple, pear, kiwi or quince.

 

Follow the instructions in the seders and have a great time.

Tu Bishvat title in Hebrew

The name Tu Bishvat (בשבט ט״ו ‎) is derived from the Hebrew date of the holiday, which occurs on the fifteenth day of Shevat.

"Tu" stands for the Hebrew letters Tet (ט)and Vav (ו), which together have the numerical value of 9 and 6, adding up to 15. Tu Bishvat is a relatively recent name; the date was originally "Hamisha Asar BiShvat"

 (בשבט עשר-חמשה), also meaning "Fifteenth of Shevat".

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Blessings for Tu Bishvat seder

15 Shevat 

11 February 2017

Crafty Ideas for

Tu Bishvat

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Food for Tu Bishvat:

Fruity Dinner

Chocolate Fondue