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☞   Ḥag haNətiōt (Tu biShvat)

This is an archive of prayers, prayer-poems, and songs for חַג הַנְּטִיעוֹת Ḥag haNətiōt (the Festival of Planting) in the State of Israel and the territories under its jurisdiction in Erets Yisrael. The festival is similar to civic Arbor Day holidays in other countries with the exception that it presents a Zionist gloss over the religious festival of Tu biShvat, the annual New Year’s Day for Trees (Rosh haShanah la-Ilanot).

Click here to contribute a prayer you have written, or a transcription and/or translation of a prayer for planting on this day.


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For prayers composed for the praxis of planting vegetation (in general), go here.

For prayers composed for Tu biShvat anywhere in the world, go here.

For Tu biShvat seder haggadot, please visit here.

For prayers composed for National Arbor Day in the United States, go here.

תְּפִילַּת הַנּוֹטֵעַ | Prayer for a Tree Planting in Israel, by Zeev Kainan (2018)

This prayer for planting was composed by Zeev Kainan for Tu biShvat (2018) for the Masorti Movement for Conservative Judaism in Israel. . . .

תְּפִילַּת הַנּוֹטֵעַ | Prayer for a Virtual Tree Planting in Israel, by Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef She’ar Yashuv Cohen (2012)

This is the prayer for planting trees by the late chief rabbi of Haifa, Eliyahu Yosef She’ar Yashuv Cohen zt”l (1927-2016). . . .

תְּפִלָּה לָעֵצִים עַל ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | Prayer for the Trees of Erets Yisrael on Tu Bishvat, by Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel (2011)

In the wake of the continued uprooting of fruit trees and human settlements in the Land of Israel, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights shared the following petitionary prayer. . . .

תְּפִילַּת הַנּוֹטֵעַ | Prayer for a Tree Planting in Israel, by Rav Ben-Tsiyon Meir Ḥai Uziel (before 1942)

This is the תפילת הנוטע (Prayer for Planting [trees]) by Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Ḥai Uziel. . . .

כַּוָּנָה לִפְנֵי עֲבוֹדָה בְּאַדְמַת הַקֹּדֶשׁ | Kavvanah before working with the holy soil of Erets Yisrael, by Rabbi Shalom Ḥayyim Sharabi (ca. 1911)

A kavvanah for focusing one’s intention before working with the soil of Erets Yisrael. . . .