The Kabbalists and Jewish Mystical Masters created the Tu B’Shevat seder in order to elevate and integrate the soul, the land and the Torah. The Seder celebrates their belief that God’s presence was like a tree “rooted in heaven” stretching down from the Divine realm to enter our world.
By eating fruit singled out in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land, drinking wine, singing and sharing readings and reflections on the environment and spirit, the traditional Tu b’Shevat seder incorporates four stages representing the four worlds of Jewish mysticism. Join us as we reveal and explore the inner potential within the land and ourselves.
Gather your materials and have them laid before you before the seder begins.
You will need:
- 4 cups of wine or grape juice (white and red)
- At least 3 kinds of fruit:
- Fruit with a hard/inedible rind or shell, such as melon, pineapple, nuts, bananas, oranges.
- Fruit with a hard/inedible pit or stone inside, such as olives, dates, cherries, mango, apricot.
- Fruit that is edible throughout, such as tomato, grapes, raisins, strawberries, blueberries, pears, apples, cranberries
- Aromatic herbs, such as rosemary, sage, mint, lavender, basil, cinnamon, cloves.
- Chocolate (optional)
- Maple syrup (optional)