Over the centuries there have been many ways to celebrate Tu B’shvat: property assessment, mystical connection to the natural world, planting trees to claim land, and laying foundations. It’s a holiday with roots in Biblical agricultural law and expressions to the divine. If we focus just on planting, we both diminish the — of the […]

Even though it’s hard to imagine new growth and greenery in New England at Tu B’shvat (the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Sh’vat or January 26th, 2013), around the world children in Jewish communities will learn to sing songs like this, honoring the natural cycles of the land and its anticipated rebirth in the spring.