Tu B'Shvat

Tu B'Shvat

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago" (Warren Buffett). 

Tu B'Shvat is the New Year for trees.

In Israel, Jews plant trees on Tu B'Shvat.

Traditions include: eating nuts and fruits, donating funds to plant trees in Israel, focusing on environmental issues, and holding a Tu B'Shvat seder.

Tu B'Shvat literally means the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat.

Tu B'Shvat began as a tax day of sorts, when Jews determined which fruits would be included in the tithe brought to the Temple.

Tu B'Shvat has taken on the character of a Jewish Earth Day or Arbor Day.

Resources from the movie "The Lorax"

Resources from the movie "The Lorax"

The movie "The Lorax" perfectly mirrors the story of Tu B'Shvat, and gives it a relevant, modern twist. Here you can find fun, free printables, Lorax lesson plans, a link to an interactive Save the Trees game, and The Lorax Project - through which you can learn about actual forests, animals, and actions you can take (such as recycling) to help save our trees!

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פורטל זה נבנה עבור מורים ונועד לשימוש צרכי חינוך בלבד. העמוד מכיל קישורים לאתרים חיצוניים שאינם אתרי משרד החינוך. תוכן אתרים אלה וכל המוצג בהם (לרבות פרסומות) הינו באחריות בעלי האתרים בלבד. אם נתקלתם בבעיה כלשהי או שיש לכם הצעות או הערות בנוגע לתוכן, באפשרותכם לפנות אלינו בקישור זה.