Tu B’Shevat | February 3-4, 2015 | January 24-25, 2016


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 2015 begins at sundown on Tuesday, February 3 and ends at sundown on Wednesday, February 4.


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

Tu B’Shevat FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the arboreal holiday

Branching Out

Touring a Brooklyn collector’s cache of botanical art, now on display in a Pittsburgh museum

Tu B’Chef

A ‘Top Chef’ star takes on Tu B’Shevat

Daybreak: Anti-Semitism at Post-Holocaust High

Plus bin Laden cites Israel, Bibi claims ‘eternal’ settlements, and more in the news

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