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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
Collectively known as shivat haminim, the Seven Species are sacred fruits and grains grown in the Land of Israel. Eating these foods, especially during the holiday of Tu BiShvat, has become a popular way for Jews around the world to maintain a connection to Israel.
I’ve always been fascinated and inspired by things that spoon, nestle and stack... from measuring spoons to matrushka dolls, husk tomatoes and garden-fresh peas in a pod.
How can we reexamine this often-underlooked festival and apply it to our lives as Reform Jews? In this interview, Rabbi Matt Green of Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) in Brooklyn, N.Y., talks a bit about what Shavuot means to him and how we, as Reform Jews, can apply it to our lives.