This Tu B’Shvat, we must plant ourselves as trees, so that we may confront the climate crisis today.
In 2021, we need to heed the tenets of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish “New Year of the Trees,” perhaps more now than any time in our history.
I know plenty of people who’ve changed their routines to protect the planet. Why haven’t I?
Can the Torah provide us with wisdom with how to best grapple with he seemingly intractable challenge of climate change?
If you pretend to nod when people talk about Tu B’Shvat but actually have no idea what it is or how to celebrate it, I don’t blame you.
Many Jewish holidays have inspired the people of the book to drop its tomes and pick up instruments to great effect. And, in the age of YouTube, there’s plenty of evidence for that. But Jewish Arbor Day is musically barren.
A logical explanation, and a recipe for the perfect carob cake to serve on the New Year of the Trees.
This Tu B’Shvat challah incorporates wheat, dates (in syrup form), figs, pomegranate, grapes (raisins), olives (in oil form) and barley.
The seven fruits incorporated into a challah honor Tu B’Shvat and re-engage a taste for the new fruits by elevating them with intention.
Do you associate Tu B’Shvat with making a donation to the Jewish National Fund? Sarah Chandler explains why that’s so far from the real purpose of the holiday.