Tu BiSh'vat

Tu BiSh'vat

Tu BiSh'vat Introduction

Tu BiSh'vat

Tu BiSh'vat or the "New Year of the Trees" is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Scholars believe that originally Tu BiSh'vat was an agricultural festival, marking the emergence of spring. In the 17th century, Kabbalists created a ritual for Tu BiSh'vat that is similar to a Passover seder. Today, many Jews hold a modern version of the Tu BiSh'vat seder each year. The holiday also has become a tree-planting festival in Israel, in which Israelis and Jews around the world plant trees in honor or in memory of loved ones and friends.

WHEN IS Tu BiSh'vat ?

2014, Jan 15 - 16
2015, Feb 03 - 04
2016, Jan 24 - 25
2017, Feb 10 - 11
2018, Jan 30 - 31

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