Category Archives: Judaism

Fruit and Trees in Judaism

fruit trees, tu b'shvat

Tomorrow night, we’ll celebrate Tu B’Shevat. Literally translated as the 15th of Shevat, it’s the Jewish calendar’s New Year for Trees. It may sound surprising that something as mundane and ubiquitous as trees should deserve their own holiday among dates as lofty as the Day of Atonement and the Festival of the Pentecost… but nevertheless, […]

Guide to the Tu B’Shevat Seder and Other Customs

tu b'shvat seder, fruit

The next Jewish holiday is Tu B’Shevat – literally, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. This year, it falls on the night of January 30th, and is considered the “New Year” for trees (learn more about the four Jewish New Years here). The date was chosen for a very beautiful reason: the middle […]

Planning the Perfect Hanukkah

hanukkah menorah

Winter is here, and that means one thing: Hanukkah is on its way! We love everything about the holiday. After all, Hanukkah has cool traditions, amazing food (and endless parties to eat it at), a fantastic story, and – possibly best of all – gifts for days. Whether you’re a seasoned festive pro or a […]