From USCJ: Celebrating Nature's Bounty
From Jvillage Network: Going Green Jewishly
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The 15th of Sh'vat is referred to in the Mishnah as the New Year of Trees (ראש השנה לאילנות, Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot). Although it doesn't have the status of a holiday, Tu B'Shvat is a day that Jews observe by way of custom. This holiday can be celebrated by planting trees, eating fruits, and having a Tu B'Shvat Seder, a ritual that began with the kabbalistic masters of the 15th century. Tu B'Shvat is a fine time to think about relating to the natural world.