Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is observed this year on February 4th, 2015 on the Western calendar. This is the day when trees in the Land of Israel officially wake up from their winter slumber and begin blooming and bearing a new fruit cycle.
In our home we find it especially meaningful to eat something from all of the Shiv’at HaMinim, seven species of the land of Israel – wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates – that have a special significance in Judaism.
Tu B'Shevat, a real event in Israel - gets little play around the world. To help get you hungry to celebrate with your family try beloved Israeli Master Chef Tom Franz's Shivat Haminim inspired recipes.
Ooooooh, I am so so sorry and so so sad that you weren't there with us, at the City of David, under the shade of the olive trees, to taste the bite of heaven that is Tom's food. But we videoed the entire thing for you. So watch and learn and make your own Shiv'at HaMinim, Tu'BShevat feast for your family this year!