The author explores the meaning of the holiday and its Kabbalistic origins. Details of the Tu B’Shvat seder are included.
This anthology draws from biblical, rabbinical, medieval, and modern sources that address the significance and historical development of the holiday, offers several examples of a “Seder Tu B’Shvat,” and includes mystical writings along with Zionist and Eco-Jewish pieces.
The author explores the entire range of traditions pertaining to this holiday, from its origins through the Kabbalistic tradition and into the modern era, in assembling this seder. Two versions are included, one being for occasions with young children. Includes a selection of music.
The items and blessings necessary for a Tu B’Shevat seder.
A land once protected by all sorts of wonderful trees is reduced over time by war and environmental neglect to desert, until new inhabitants plant trees and slowly make Israel bloom again.
Tells the story of King Solomon and the origins of Tu B’Shevat, a holiday that is celebrated by the planting of trees.
Stories and quotations show the Jewish view of the environment in statements from the Torah such as “Care for the trees” and “All living things are connected”.
When the Emperor Hadrian gallops into the village, its inhabitants hide in fear. All except one. An old man, almost one hundred years old, comes outside to plant a fig tree. While the emperor does not understand why the old man bothers, since he is too old to see the tree bear fruit, the man knows that he is planting for his children, and his children’s children.
Retells the wondrous deeds of Honi the Circle Maker who wandered over the land of ancient Israel planting carob seeds.
In rhyming, cumulative verse, portrays the tradition of planting a tree on the holiday of Tu B’Shevat. Includes a list of ten ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat.
This magical tale follows a little girl named Alona on her journey through a windswept park. As she rests under a tree to eat an apple, a golden leaf falls from the branches above. This leaf is different to all the others. It’s heart-shaped, and it protects Alona from the pouring rain. But does this enchanted leaf belong to her? And will she keep her new treasure or help it find its way home?
When Netta is very small, her preschool teacher gives her a plant for Tu B’Shevat and as the years pass, both Netta and her plant grow and change.
As they plant trees and do other environmental projects for the Civilian Conservation Corps, Russian immigrants Pavel and Anatoly are happy to find employment during the Great Depression.
A rhyming tribute to trees and all that they provide, from fruit to shade to paper, on the occasion of Jewish Arbor day, Tu B’Shevat.
Sadie hopes to plant a tree outside to celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, but it is too snowy and cold. Instead, inspired by her grandmother’s memories, she plants parsley instead.
Sammy Spider participates in the holiday of Tu B’Shevat by spinning a special web for his friend the tree.
On the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat, a boy offers prayers and good wishes for his favorite tree.
Rhyming verse and brightly colored illustrations tell the story of a boy and his family planting a tree for Tu B’Shevat and watching it grow. A board book.
It’s Tu Bishvat! Grover, Brosh, and Avigail get back to nature as they learn how to plant trees and make the world a better place.