Tu Bishvat, also known as Jewish Arbor Day, is a celebration of the Trees. It is tradition to eat fruits and nuts, the delicious bounty of our trees. Tu Bishvat is on January 24th. Share this beautiful tradition of honoring trees, nature and earth with friends and family.
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Tu B’Shevat--New Year for the Trees
The Jewish holiday calendar kicks off the year with Tu B’Shevat, a holiday that brings us close to nature. Known as Jewish Arbor Day or New Year for the trees, Tu B’Shevat is a day to honor trees, nature and the earth.
Tu B’Shevat falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, February 4—when we are deep into winter and a time when the trees are dormant here in the US. On this day we put environmentalism on the front burner as we appreciate the beauty that trees bring to our lives and their fruits.
On Tu B’Shevat, it is tradition to eat foods grown on trees or in the earth. Tu B’Shevat is a lovely time to share kosher gifts of fruit and nuts and Challah Connection offers many fresh fruit baskets, kosher gift baskets and kosher dried fruit platters to choose from. Carob as well as foods considered Israel’s 7 species including grapes, olives, dates, figs and pomegranates, are also popular. Tu B’Shevat is on February 4, 2015.