Holidays, Israel, Rituals, Tu B'Shevat

Happy Tu B’Shevat!

Today is Tu B’Shevat – the beginning of the “new year” for trees.  Today marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

There are few customs related to this holiday.  One is to eat a new fruit on this day, or to eat from the “Seven Species” described in the Bible as being abundant in the land of Israel. These are: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

Another custom is to plant a tree on this day, or to collect money to plant trees in Israel.

Books, Events, Holidays, Music, Tu B'Shevat, Youth

2/4/18 @ 10 a.m.: Celebrate Tu B’Shevat (birthday of the trees) with music and movement with fabulous and fun children’s performer Austin Tobia!