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Tu B’Shevat Recipes

January 29, 2015, by

Eretz cheetah, u’seorah, gefen, u’te’enah, rimon v’eretz zeit shemen u’devash min hatemarim. Eretz Yisrael is a land of seven species: Wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olive oil and sweet dates. Here are some recipes to make your Chag La’Illanot a festive one. Chava Dumas’ Favorite Tu B’shevat Recipes: Olive Salad 4 cups of olives, the

Beshalach: Tu B’Shevat & Shabbat Shira

January 28, 2010, by

Rav Natan of Breslav writes: “Tu B’Shevat is always adjacent to Shabbat Shira, and sometimes it falls on Shabbat Shira itself” – as it does this year (and 30% of all years). Rav Natan explains this proximity in an involved Chasidic digression (Likutei Halachot Orlah 3), based on a teaching of his Rebbe, Rav Nachman

Fruitful Offerings From Israel For Tu B’Shevat

February 2, 2009, by

Janna Gur recently visited Toronto, Canada and provided a sneak preview of her magnificent new cookbook, The Book of New Israeli Food (Schocken 2008) for Tu bi’Shvat for the Jewish National Fund. Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, Janna Gur immigrated to Israel in 1974. She now lives in Tel Aviv and is

Tu B’Shvat: The Green Holiday

January 28, 2009, by

After cooking and eating, my favorite pastime is gardening. Since celebrating Tu Bishvat, the Festival of Trees, combines all three, it’s one of my favorite holidays. Some years ago my brother, Tzvi Kahn, told me how much his daughter Renana enjoyed celebrating Tu Bishvat at her school in Jerusalem with a Tu B’Shevat “seder”. This

Cooking With Fruit, For Tu B’Shevat

January 10, 2008, by

With the month of Shevat here, and Tu B’Shevat soon to come, we will take a look at some different ways to serve fruits; included are two delicious salads and two dessert-type ideas for you to try out. I’ve included some of the fruits of the Seven Species of Fruits of Israel in each one

“Pan-Pals” Share “Tree-Lightful” Treats for Tu B’Shevat

January 24, 2007, by

On the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, we celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees. This year Tu B’Shevat falls on Shabbat, February 3rd. It is customary to eat fruits and nuts, particularly those associated with Israel. One should try to eat at least one fruit which they have not eaten

A Tu B’Shevat Prayer

February 8, 2006, by

Sometimes I think I’ve been endowed with an overabundance of feelings. Things often seem to affect me more deeply than they do other people. I used to think this heightened sensitivity was a blessing, a gift to be treasured, but lately I’m beginning to have my doubts. It often seems to bring more suffering than

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