Tu B’Shevat | January 24-25, 2016 | February 10-11, 2017

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What is Tu B’Shevat?

It’s the holiday that marks the new year for trees—a kind of Jewish arbor day. In Israel, it traditionally signals the beginning of spring.

When is Tu B'Shevat?

Tu B’Shevat 2016 begins at sundown on Sunday, January 24, and ends at sundown on Monday, January 25.

MORE Tu B’Shevat COVERAGE

How to Celebrate the New Year of the Trees

A guide to the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat

A Jewish Fig Bread Recipe for Tu B’Shevat

Preserving the ancient holiday tradition of eating dried fruit and preserves

Before WWII Began, a Generation of Jewish Men Joined FDR’s ‘Tree Army’

On Tu B’Shevat, recalling how planting trees in the Civilian Conservation Corps helped immigrants’ children become Americans

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat With Chocolate Bark

Ring in the new year of the trees, even when it’s the middle of winter

Israel’s Desert Blooms—With Strawberries, Carrots, and Herbs—on The Salad Trail

On an agricultural farm in the Negev, visitors learn how to plant their own vegetable gardens for Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat and the ‘Nature’ of Jews

On Tu B’Shevat, Jews celebrate the natural world. Do we praise it for its own sake, or only as a reflection of God?

The Torah of Food

For Tu B’Shevat, a cooking class creates a perfect opportunity to teach children about Jewish values

Survival Elements

Lauren Henkin’s photographs feature trees growing in unlikely places

Green Day

From composting and juices to photography and Cynthia Ozick, 10 inventive ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees

Today on Tablet

Cooking Tu B’Shevat-style with Eli from ‘Top Chef,’ and more

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