Find ideas about leading the seder, commentary on the JNF, the prayer for the trees from the original seder, texts to learn and teach at your seder, and more.
Haggadot, brakhot, text study sheets, in one zip file. Direct download -- 1 MB.
An all-English simple haggadah for Tu Bishvat with intro.
An haggadah all in English with a smidgeon of Kabbalah, accessible for beginners to Kabbalah or to Jewish practices.
A flowchart haggadah on a single sheet, in three versions including. Plus some quick links to other resources.
Study, for many days or for one seder, some of the great Jewish and Kabbalistic texts on fruit, trees and the earth.
A rough recording of the well-known Naomi Shemer tune, in time for Tu Bish'vat.
Instructions on how to run a seder, how to use the blessing from the first Tu Bishvat seder, and how to use the One-page Haggadah chart.
Y'kum Purkan Lish'maya
: A prayer for the earth, for use in your synagogue, minyan, or havurah; for Earth Day, Rainbow Day
, Shabbat Noach, Shabbat Behar/Bechukotai, everyday.
From the 16/17th century seder manual, P'ri Eitz Hadar
, based on the Kabbalah of the four worlds. The original seder calls on us to bring blessing to all creation.
Planting a tree for the future sounds like second nature, a wise investment for both Israel and the planet. But whether you think about doing this at Tu Bish'vat or during the Omer when it's really planting time, it's a little more complicated than donating to JNF...
Once a year there is Jewish custom is to say a special blessing on flowering fruit trees. It happens in spring, especially during the Omer, but it's also a good teaching for Tu Bish'vat. You'll also find some other good tree texts here.
Imagine a Jewish practice which has the purpose of restoring all the species and creatures, and all the sparks they contain, to the fullness of blessing.
If you are planning to sponsor trees in Israel for Tu Bishvat, please read this page about current and historical concerns with KKL-JNF.
Three teachings about how holy eating brings blessing to all life and all creatures, submitted by Jacob Fine.