Tu B’Shevat Seder
Celebrate Rosh HaShanah for trees with a delicious and special Tu B’Shevat Seder with Rabbi & Rabinessa Kelman!
Wine & Dried fruits from the Land of Israel
Tuna, Tomato & Chickpea salad
Pasticcio Fettucine with Mushrooms & Chestnuts
Pasticcio Penne with Zucchini & Feta
For Man is (But) the Tree of the Field…
Thoughts on Tu B’Shevat by Rabbi Kelman
The fifteenth day of the month of Shevat marks the annual celebration of the New Year of the Trees.
On this day, it is customary to partake of the various fruits of the land of Israel, to sing her praises, to plant trees, and in some communities (as in our own) to share in a communal Tu B’Shevat “Seder” in Eretz Israel. Tu B’Shevat has developed the aura of a national holiday. It is celebrated by taking a day off from work and picnicking with family and friends at the various beautiful parks and nature preserves which dot the landscape.
Yet, if we scour the classical sources of Jewish tradition, i.e., the Torah, the Talmud, or our numerous Midrashim, we would be hard put to find any of these “minhagim” or customs explicitly mentioned… Read More!