Tu BiShvat

A selection of songs to sing during the celebration of Tu Bishvat

The holiday Tu BiShvat is defined in the Mishna as the « New Year of the Trees » because it’s the moment when the sap goes back upwards in the tree, just before spring.

In the Torah, the land of Israel is characteristic to have plenty of fruits: “a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey” (Devarim 8,8)

dattier_500px.jpgIt is therefore a custom to eat on that day at least seven fruits species in a certain order (barley, date, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive and wheat) and to ban any form of restraint (no fasting or funeral eulogy…) that could ruin the celebration.

Under the impulse of kabbalists from Safed, and later of zionism, Tu BiShvat has become the symbol of renewal of the land of Israel.

Read the feature article about the songs of Tu Bishvat, with videos, on KefIsraël website

 

doc_2_tu_bisvat_500px_38.jpg

Documents joints

0:00
0:00

You may also like

Kantikas i Dichas Infantiles Sefardis

This remarkable boxset, comprising a CD with 12 songs, a booklet and a DVD, results from the collaboration between the…

Klezmer Attitude : the band “The Klezmorim”

Hosted by Edmond Ghrenassia, broadcasted on RADIO JUDAÏCA Lyon, on MONDAY MARCH 3, 2008. Presentation of the oldest band of…

Balagan Box : the album Shabbat Night Fever

Hosted by Laurence Haziza, broadcasted on Radio Shalom on JULY 5, 2008. Laurence Haziza presents the album the album Shabbat…