Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees, falls on the 15th of the
Hebrew month of Shvat, January 26 this year (5773 / 2013).
This Jewish mini-holiday is of major importance to our
appreciation of Nature and our relationship to it.
It is customary to plant trees and partake of the fruits of
the land of Israel to mark the occasion. This year, Tu B'Shvat
falls on Shabbat, therefore, many of the holiday activities this
year will take place on Thursday, January 24.
The Jewish Trivia Quiz: Tu B'Shvat
Which fruit is used to make wine ?
When did Kabbalists originate the Tu B'shvat Seder ?
How many glasses of wine are drunk at the Tu B'Shvat seder ?
What branch of a tree did the dove bring back after the flood ?
How many days does the Hebrew month of Shvat have ?
What is associated with both Chanukah and Tu B'Shvat ?
In Israel, what happens to trees starting on the 15th of Shvat ?
Since 1901, how many trees has the Jewish National Fund
planted in Israel ?
According to the Torah, which fruits did the spies bring to the
children of Israel in the wilderness ?
The above questions are examples from the multiple choice
Flash quiz. There are two levels of questions, two timer settings.
Both kids and adults will find it enjoyable.
My English Hebrew Dictionary - Tu B'Shvat Vocabulary Study Sheets
100 Tu B'Shvat related words
The address of the first study sheet:
Use the arrow icons on the top of the page to navigate to the
other study sheets.
Free Tu B'Shvat Clipart
Whether you need a picture for your child's class project,
a graphic for your synagogue, Hillel or JCC Tu B'Shvat
announcement, the Jewish Clipart Database has the pictures
for you. You can copy, save and print the graphics in
three different sizes.
My Jewish Games
Multilingual Word Search Game: Tu B'Shvat
Enter the Multilingual Word Search game and choose the
language you would like to play in: English, Hebrew or
Russian. There is an easy mode for the kids and a harder
mode for us big kids. Each game is randomly generated.
You can even print out a blank game (and the solution page) for
45 Cool Tu B'Shvat Videos
To learn more about Tu B'Shvat, I posted on my website
48 links about Tu B'Shvat, ranging from history and customs to
graphics and recipes. Site languages include English, Hebrew,
Russian, Spanish,French, Portuguese and German
The web address is:
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