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Tag Archives: Tu B’Shvat

[Alumni/Staff Guest Post] My story of loss, hope and Tu B’Shevat

Posted on January 15, 2017 by admin

Karen Feuer (Year ’99-’00 and current Pardes staff member) shares her thought about Tu B’Shvat. Seven years ago I underwent induced labor with twins at only 21-weeks into my pregnancy. The pregnancy was no longer safe for me, and this forced, early labor (that sounds nicer than “abortion”) was the result. It was a gut-wrenching Continue Reading »

Short. Sweet?

Posted on January 17, 2014 by Sarah Pollack

From my blog: Deuteronomy 20: 19. When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them, for you may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Is the tree of the field a man, Continue Reading »

Salad Recipes for Tu B’Shvat

Posted on January 5, 2014 by Chef David

Tu B’Shvat In honour of Tu B’Shvat, which will be celebrated when our students will be on break, the Community Lunch on Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5774 (2 January 2014) carried a theme celebrating the New Year of the Trees. The dishes served brimmed with fruit and nuts and the Seven Species of the Holy Land Continue Reading »

Tu BiShvat: Seven Species of Israel – glass bottle

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Avigayle Adler

Grapes, Pomegranates, Olives, Dates, Figs, Wheat and Barley have a special significance to the Land of Israel and are given special mention and priority on Tubishevat, the Jewish New Year for trees. Indeed they have priority when blessing food as well. I have always been enchanted with

Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) Olive Tree Planting

Posted on January 29, 2013 by Rachel Rosenbluth

Tu Bishvat. It’s a day to plant a tree, hug a tree, or nap under a tree. Tu Bishvat symbolizes grounded-ness and growth; rooted-ness and renewal. I celebrated this year’s Tu Bishvat by joining Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) on a trip to Qusra, a Palestinian community in the West Bank. Beginning with blessings in Hebrew Continue Reading »

Tu B’Shvat with the Levites

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Laurie Franklin

Tu Bshvat Today, I said I want to be a Redwood. I want to be big, too big to ignore, A wonder, Almost immortal. I want hugs, lots of them, ya know like when people hold hands to circle your trunk. My fellow Levites got it. They surrounded me with hugs. Two hours later, Psalms Continue Reading »

A Recipe for Tu b’Shevat

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Leah Kahn

This recipe has some middle eastern flair but is also a good recipe for spring because it has some detoxifying ingredients, especially in the greens. There is also a great deal of fiber in the beans and red rice, and if you are sick of tahini, this recipe offers a new spin on the middle Continue Reading »

Week 23: Planting Seeds

Posted on February 12, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Some of my fondest Jewish childhood memories are of Tu B’Shvat. Every year in Sunday School, we at Beth Israel Center threw a huge seder, with tens of species of exotic and familiar fruits, and a student-made Hagadda. Every year I looked forward to watching the grape Continue Reading »

Photos of Pardes Mural

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Emma Sevitz

Remember the Pardes Mural?Here are some photos from last Spring…

[PEP Student] The Four Faces of ט”ו בשבט (Tu B’Shvat)

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Cheryl Stone

Check out THIS POST to see photos of the AMAZING new mural at Pardes! The first annual Yom Iyun envisioned, planned, run, and taught by the Pardes Educators Program took place on ט”ו בשבט 5771/2011. Facilitating both formal and experiential sessions, the Educators focused on the four גלגולים – embodiments or incarnations – that the Continue Reading »

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