Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish New Year for the Trees, symbolizes the importance of the environment and the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. Throughout Jewish history, it has evolved from a holiday of the ancient farmers and the medieval mystics to one of the pioneering Zionists and the modern environmentalists, celebrated by Jewish communities around the world by eating dried fruit from the Land of Israel. KKL-JNF adopted Tu B’Shvat as its flagship holiday, a day for planting trees in Israel and running educational programs affirming the return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland in modern times.
Created by KKL-JNF for their flagship holiday, the following resources aim to strengthen participants’ connection with the land and ecology of Israel through videos, songs, and more. The Overseas Education
Produced by Aleph Beta Academy, this animated video (05:13) explains the technical calculations, halachic implications and spiritual significance of the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, which marks the beginning of the
From KKL-JNF,an organization dedicated to the development of the Land of Israel and the strengthening between the Jewish people and the land,this thorough article explores the biblical origins, spiritual significance, and
In this informative video (03:36), Jewish naturalist, Deborah Newbrun introduces Tu B’Shvat as a Jewish holiday that celebrates our spirital and natural roots through ancient mystical rituals and modern environmental
This article from My Jewish Learning explores the variety of beliefs and customs surrounding fruit celebrated by Jewish communities around the world on Tu B’Shvat throughout history, from the mystical Seders of
Created by Livnot U’Lehibanot, this educational booklet is a compilation of short articles, thought-provoking questions, sources, songs, and blessings that explore different Jewish perspectives on nature and our place in it as people.