Find ideas about leading the seder, the prayer for the trees from the original seder, texts to learn and teach at your seder, reflections on the JNF, and more. These very rich resources are rooted in an ecological interpretation of Kabbalah. If you think about the Tu Bishvat seder, as we move through the four worlds, from one kind of "fruit" to the next, we reach greater and greater symbiosis. At the first level, when we eat nuts with a shell, we are destroying the seed that needs to be planted in order to feed ourselves. At the second level, fruit with a pit,
we are eating the fruit and discarding the seed, so we cannot pass the seed through our bodies. At the third level, wholly edible fruit, meaning fruit with seeds small enough to swallow, we are in complete symbiosis, and we can pass the seed through our digestive tract to fertilize and nourish it. Enjoy your holy Tu Bishvat meal!
Click pic to read David Seidenberg's reflections on Art Green's review of Kabbalah and Ecology in Tikkun, Winter 2017
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