Welcome to a Torah study and Tu B’shvat Seder – the Jewish environmental holiday with Rabbi Cat Zavis and Dr. Ami Goodman on Saturday, January 27th. We will begin with our morning celebration of the universe, study Torah, and then have a celebratory environmental seder. All with great teachings and music.
We hope you can join us.
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We will use the Beyt Tikkun Tu B’shvat mahzor and follow the Chasidic path, coupled with the wisdom of tikkun olam.
The seder will involve enjoying various fruits, helping us connect with the beauty and bounty of our planet. We encourage you to get some of the relevant fruit yourself and join us on Zoom. The tradition is to move from less permeable fruit to more permeable. All you need is one fruit for each of the following stages: First, those with tough shells and soft edible inside (e.g., walnuts, coconuts, pomegranates, or melons). Second, fruit with a soft outside but hard inside (e.g., peaches, dates, apricots, olives, cherries, dates, plums, etc.). Third, fruit that is soft both on the outside and the inside (e.g., strawberries, figs, blueberries, pears, grapes, apples, etc.). You only need one fruit for each of these stages. If you don’t get them, then just imagine them when we get to each stage.
And at each stage we also drink some grape juice or wine – ideally you’ll have white grape juice or wine and red wine or grape juice. In the 4th stage, we will visualize a higher level of connection to the earth and the cosmos. Come and enjoy!
9:30 am PT: Shabbat celebration of the universe
10:30 am PT: Torah study: Beshalach – God continues to harden Pharaoh’s heart and sends Pharaoh and his army after the Hebrews. https://www.sefaria.org/Exodus.13.17?lang=bi&aliyot=0
11:30 to 12:30pm PT – Tu B’Shvat Environmental Seder.
You are invited to all or any segment you want.
Hope to see you there!