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For many of us, Tu BiShvat, the Jewish holiday that celebrates trees and the earth, falls in the middle of the coldest, snowiest part of the year. Nonetheless, here are seven ways you can celebrate the new year of the trees and planet Earth
I was a child when Uncle Barney had his eightieth birthday party in a Jewish vegetarian restaurant. I still remember the mound of “chopped liver” on a bed of lettuce with some tomato slices.
Normally, two loaves of elongated challah are served for Shabbat, but for the High Holidays a round challah, sometimes containing raisins, is customary.
This is a very kid-friendly recipe and a great way to get those iron-packed fruits into their diet.
Although not mentioned in Deuteronomy, almonds also figure prominently in Tu BiShvat celebrations, as they are the first tree to flower in Israel at that time of year.