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Trees, earth, and Torah : a Tu b'Shvat anthology

Trees, earth, and Torah : a Tu b'Shvat anthology

Author: Ari Elon; Naomi M Hyman; Arthur Ocean Waskow
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
Draws from biblical, rabbinical, medieval, and modern sources that address the significance and historical development of the holiday, offers several examples of a Seder tu B'Shvat, includes mystical writings along with Zionist and eco Jewish piec.

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Trees, earth, and Torah.
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2000
Online version:
Trees, earth, and Torah.
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ari Elon; Naomi M Hyman; Arthur Ocean Waskow
ISBN: 0827606656 9780827606654 0827606710 9780827606715 0827607172 9780827607170
OCLC Number: 40631696
Description: xvi, 493 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledging the Orchard Keepers --
Introduction to the Tree / The Editors --
Pt. I. The Living Tree: A Festival's Growth through History. Growing Tu B'Shvat: The Life-Juice of the Tree of History / Arthur Waskow --
Pt. II. Roots: Biblical Judaism in the Land of Israel. Biblical Passages. Israel: The Orchard and Vineyard of God / Howard Eilberg-Schwartz --
Pt. III. The Trunk: Rabbinic Judaism. Mishnah and Gemara on Tu B'Shvat. Midrash from The Book of Legends, Sefer Aggadah / Hayim Nachman Bialik and Yehoshua Ravnitsky. "Shemonah Esrel for the New Year of the Trees": A Medieval Amidah for Tu B'Shvat / Joyce Galaski. Is the Tree Human? / Eilon Schwartz. Thou Shalt Not Destroy / Norman Lamm --
Pt. IV. Branches: Kabbalah and Hasidism. The Trees of Eden in the Kabbalah / Gershom Scholem. The House of the World / Aryeh Wineman. The World Trees in the Zohar / Pinchas Giller. Peri Eitz Hadar: A Kabbalist Tu B'Shvat Seder / Miles Krassen. Blessing Trees Yosef Hayyim of Baghdad / Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. The Souls of Trees Nachman of Bratzlav as retold / Howard Schwartz. Conceiving the World R. Tzvi Elimelekh Shapira of Dinov / Ivan Ickovits --
Pt. V. Branches: Zionism and the Land of Israel. Variations on the Theme of the Future / A. D. Gordon and Jeremy Schwartz. Zionist Ideology and the Space of Eretz Yisrael: Why the Native Israeli is Called Tzabar / Tsili Doleve-Gandelman. The Forest as a National Icon: Literature, Politics, and the Archeology of Memory / Yael Zerubavel. A Tree for a Tree: The Aggressive Nature of Planting / Shaul Cohen. Poems by Zelda and Malka Heifetz Tussman / Marcia Falk --
Pt. VI. Branches: Eco-Judaism. "I and Thou: A Tree" / Martin Buber. "Trees for Life" / Ismar Schorsch. "The Redwood Torah" Arthur Waskow / Naomi Mara Hyman. "Tu Bishvat in the Redwoods: A Meditation Suite for the Earth" (poem) / Marcia Falk. Nebuchadnezzar, Nahman's "The Cripple," and Groundhog Day: A Meditation on Tu B'Shvat / Howard M. Solomon. The New Year of the Trees / Marge Piercy. Wisdom and the Two Trees / Alix Pirani. The Human, the Tree, and the Image of God / David Seidenberg. From The Wisdom of the Jewish Sages / Rami Shapiro. Re/Membering Nature / Rami Shapiro. Tu B'Shvat as a Visual, Mystical Rosh HaShanah / David Wolfe-Blank. The Rings of Growth / Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Through Tu B'Shvat to Yah B'Shvat / Ari Elon --
Pt. VII. Fruit of the Lovely Tree: Tu B'Shvat Itself. Blessings for the Seder / Marcia Falk. Cooking Up a Tu B'Shvat Seder / Ellen Bernstein and Hannah Ashley. A Circle of Friends: Tu B'Shvat for Small Children / Elisheva Kaufman. Plants and Trees in Winter: Tu B'Shvat for Older Children / Elisheva Kaufman. Caring for a Tree of Life / Elisheva Kaufman. Getting to the Root of the Tree of Life --
Outdoors / Michal Fox Smart. Food from the Sacred Tree / Gil Marks. Delights of the Tu B'Shvat Table / Gilda Angel. Ever Since Eden: Trees, Tradition, and Tu B'Shvat / Everett Gendler. Tu B'Shvat Meditation / Susan Singer. Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Tu B'Shvat / Jonathan Wolf and Richard H. Schwartz. New Traditions for Tu B'Shvat / Rami Shapiro. Sharing God's Fruitfulness / Arthur Waskow. Etz Hiyyim Rabbah: 1.1 / Joel Lurie Grishaver. Songs for Tu B'Shvat --
Pt. VIII. Seeds: Sources for Learning and Doing.
Responsibility: edited by Ari Elon, Naomi Mara Hyman, Arthur Waskow.


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