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Tu Bishvat: From New Zealand to Poland

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Tu Bishvat: From New Zealand to Poland

Way before environmentalism, way before green politics and ecological awareness – the Jews had “Tu Bishvat” (which means the 15th of the month of Shvat). Celebration the connection between man and our planet’s flora.  You can enjoy these Tu Bishvat photos from around the world, and explore Tu Bishvat in our open databases.

UkmergeLithuania, 1929

Tu Bishvat at the Hebrew Gymnasium, Ukmerge', Luthuania, 1929. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Tu Bishvat at the Hebrew Gymnasium, Ukmerge, Luthuania, 1929. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Poland, 1949

Tu Bishvat in a Hebrew School, Bulvezich, Poland, 1949. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Tu Bishvat in a Hebrew School, Bulvezich, Poland, 1949. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Latvia, 1934

Outing on Tu Bishvat in the King's Forest, Latvia 1934. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Outing on Tu Bishvat in the King’s Forest, Latvia 1934. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Israel, 1950’s (the Sonnenfeld Collection)

Kindergarten Children Receive Plants for Tu Bishvat, Israel 1950s. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Kindergarten Children Receive Plants for Tu Bishvat, Israel 1950s. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld collection

 

Tunisia, 1936

The Jewish Scouts celebrate Tu-Bishvat in a field. Tunis, Tunisia, 1936. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

The Jewish Scouts celebrate Tu-Bishvat in a field. Tunis, Tunisia, 1936. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Germany, 1946/47

Tu Bishvat Celebration at Bergen Belsen DP Camp, Germany 1946/47. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Tu Bishvat Celebration at Bergen Belsen DP Camp, Germany 1946/47. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

New Zealand, 1980

Sir Michael Fowler (left), mayor of Wellington, planting a tree on Tu Bishvat, Wellington, New Zealand, 1980. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Sir Michael Fowler (left), mayor of Wellington, planting a tree on Tu Bishvat, Wellington, New Zealand, 1980. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

Morocco, 1968

Eric Cohen in Talmud Torah school in Rabat, Morocco, 1968. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Eric Cohen in Talmud Torah school in Rabat, Morocco, 1968. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

 

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