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These sycamore tress on King George St. in Tel Aviv predate the city. (Margaux Stelman)

Five must-see historic trees in Israel

By Michael Brown JERUSALEM — Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help...

Tu b’Shevat seder [plus recipes]

Repost from Tu b’Shevat 2011 Back around Rosh Hashana, we blogged about the custom of holding a new year’s seder, a meal comprised of various seasonal fruits and...

Tu b’Shevat is here!

“Tu b’Shevat has arrived, the holiday for the trees,” goes a popular Israeli tune, and so it has. Tonight marks the start of Judaism’s arbor day, when children...

A green holiday

We love Judaism’s “quirky” holidays, such as a new year celebration for trees – or Tu b’Shevat – which begins this Friday evening and...

Tu b’Shevat seder

Back around Rosh Hashana, we blogged about the custom of holding a new year’s seder, a meal comprised of various seasonal fruits and vegetables which symbolize...