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.
On Tu B’Shvat, Jewish activists may urge you to carpool or turn off lights. These actions are worse than pointless — they’re deceptive, Jay Michaelson writes.
Here’s why we single out these particular plants from all others that grow in the Land of Israel.
Dates, one of the seven ‘fruits’ traditionally eaten on Tu B’Shvat, are represented in Deuteronomy by their honey. Here’s how to make your own.
Methuselah date palm, grown from a 2,000-year-old seed found at Masada, is now in kibbutz Ketura.
While the nut isn’t included among the seven species, its tree blossoms around the same time, so the holiday has evolved to include it in its menu of delights.