JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees
By Ryan Lander
For the Mitzpeh
JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday.
Tu B’Shevat is the celebration of the birthday of the trees. It also is considered a day to celebrate ecological awareness. While JFarm UMD hosted the ...
Tu B’Shevat good reminder to be kind to environment
By Jacqueline Hyman
Every year, Jews celebrate Tu B’Shevat sometime in the middle of the winter to celebrate the new year for trees. The holiday’s date is determined by the Jewish calendar, and falls on the 15th of Shevat, as its name indicates. However, this is often the most easily forgotten Jewish holiday as ...
Hillel’s R. Buckholtz leads discussion on gift-giving at belated Tu B’Shevat seder
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
Clementines laid on top of blankets decorated the floor inside Maryland Hillel’s second floor chapel in preparation for a Tu B’Shevat seder Monday evening. Before long, about 20 students sat in a circle around them, gathering in the Hillel chapel to celebrate the Jewish equivalent of Arbor ...
Hillel, JFarm’s Tu B’Shevat seder ushers in spring
By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag
You’ve heard of the Seinfeld episode “Two Worlds Colliding”? Well, Hillel’s Tu B’Shevat seder had “four worlds” colliding — all of which had spiritual significance to Israel and ushering in the upcoming spring.
In Israel, Tu B’Shevat is a traditional holiday that signals ...