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A selection of classes and videos on Tu B’Shevat that highlight its themes and expound upon its meaning.

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Tu B'Shevat and Healing Tu B'Shevat and Healing
Nutrition from Shamayim
Can the New Year for Trees be a time for reflecting on the mitzvah of taking care of our health? Learn more about the meaning of Tu B’Shevat, and some of the health and healing properties of the fruits mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8: “A land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates; a land of oil-yielding olives and [date] honey.”
The New Year for Trees The New Year for Trees
A Tu B’Shevat Farbrengen
A gathering celebrating the New Year for trees includes insights into the special theme of this holiday.
Celebrating the Potential Celebrating the Potential
Farbrengen, 15 Shevat, 5741 • January 20, 1981
On Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat, we celebrate the New Year for Trees. It falls in the middle of the winter, when the sap is just beginning to flow. If the fruit is not yet growing, why do we celebrate the occasion by eating fruit?
Mankind – Nature’s Keeper and Nurturer Mankind – Nature’s Keeper and Nurturer
11 Nissan, 5744 • April 12, 1984
G‑d created plants and animals with the ability to procreate – to perpetuate themselves and reflect G‑d’s own Infinitude. Man, too, was granted the remarkable ability to reproduce, but was additionally blessed with the ability to harness and expand the infinite powers hidden within the rest of nature.
Make Like a Tree, and Grow! Make Like a Tree, and Grow!
13 Shevat 5749 · January 19, 1989
“Man is a tree of the field.” The Sages of the Talmud apply this verse to the Jew. Torah is the core of a Jew’s being, and Torah must effect his actions so that he bears good fruits — good deeds. But when we say that a Jew must be “fruitful,” first and foremost he must reproduce his own essence.
The Divine Orchard The Divine Orchard
Video | 6:01
The Divine Orchard
10 Shevat, 5732 • January 26, 1972
“Bosi L’Gani – I have come to My garden.” G-d created this world to be a glorious Divine orchard for His presence. Man is charged with planting and tending this orchard by creating a “fruit-bearing tree” out of his own portion of the world.
Children – Fruitful Trees of Life Children – Fruitful Trees of Life
20 Iyar, 5740 • May 6, 1980
On the third day of creation, when G-d created plant life, all the nourishing produce of the fields sprouted forth, and every single tree bore fruit, becoming a source of delectable pleasure.
Breaking Through the Husk Breaking Through the Husk
Life isn’t just a bowl of peaches—there are coconuts in there too. That’s where all the challenges begin.
For Man is a Tree
The Talmud compares man to a fruit tree; what is the inner connection between the two?
The Tree of Our Life
Audio | 51:42
The Tree of Our Life
The New Year of Trees has profound relevance in our lives. Discover what’s so special with trees in light of the kabbalah.
Tu Beshvat
Audio | 48:55
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Tu Beshvat
This class explains the special significance of Tu B’shvat – the New Year for the trees.
Potential vs. Actual
An in-depth analysis of the Talmudic discussion between the Schools of Hillel and Shamai relating to when is the New Year for Trees.
Go Tell It to the Horses
Wheat and barley are from the 'seven kinds' that are specifically attributed to the holy land; discover their deeper dimension as related in our service of G-d.
Rabbi Schapiro on Tu B’Shevat
Three advanced Torah classes that provide in-depth insights into Tu B'Shevat.
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