Tu B’Shevat

Jewish Year 5774: sunset January 15 – nightfall January 16, 2014

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Shevat, is the New Year for Trees. This is the date used to calculate the age of trees for tithing. It has become a custom to collect money on this date to plant trees in Israel. The day may also be celebrated with fruits, especially those associated with Israel.


  • Recipes — A collection of holiday recipes from the archives of the rec.food.cuisine.jewish newsgroup
  • Noshin’: A Taste of Tu B’Shevat — Suggested holiday recipes from TCJewFolk site, “The Twin Cities Hub for Hip Jewish Stuff.”

Planting Trees