Tradition is tradition and as on all Jewish Holidays, The Catcher in the Sand celebrated Tu B’Shvat – The Jewish New Year of the Trees with a collection of interesting and fun information, songs, clips gathered from the Internet and related to the holiday.

 

source http://joshuaventuregroup.org/2011/press/tu-bshvat-an-ancient-jewish-holy-day-for-modern-environmentalists

 

Some call it an ancient holiday which is a source of inspiration for modern environmentalism. See for example a very interesting article in the Huff Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gabe-crane/tu-bshvat-an-ancient-holi_b_810325.html.

 

(video source Speedy2444)

 

A more traditional view on the holiday and its significance in the clip above.

 

(video source OdysseyNetwork)

 

We can hear more about the holiday in the interfaith ceremony dedicated to the holiday filmed two years ago in a park in New York, ceremony organized by a group trying to bridge between people belonging to different religions and make each faith traditions known to the other.

 

(video source dgtemkin)

 

There is something as a Talking Tu B’shvat blues  and the name of the group performing it is Raytones.

 

(video source AlfredMullerNews)

 

Here are the Tu B’shvat celebrations in Jerusalem, in the Ben Yehuda Street.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AimUmXfOsqU

(video source tabletmag)

 

Here is what a top chef is doing about the holiday which in this season in New York does not enjoy exactly the same weather (and season fruits) as in the Land of Israel.

 

Tu B’Shvat Sameakh – Happy New Year of the Trees!