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Rosh haShanah la-Ilanot (Tu biShvat)

This is an archive of prayers, prayer-poems, and songs for the Jewish New Year’s Day for Trees, Rosh haShanah la-Ilanot, popularly referred to by the day it falls on the Jewish religious calendar, ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט (Tu biShvat), the 15th day of the month of Shəvat.

Click here to contribute a prayer you have written, or a transcription and/or translation of a historic Tu biShvat prayer or song in any language.


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For Tu biShvat seder haggadot, please visit here.

For prayers composed for Ḥag haNetiōt (Planting Day) in the State of Israel, go here.

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

For prayers composed for the praxis of planting vegetation anytime, go here.

For prayers composed for Rosh haShanah la’Behemah, go here.

For prayers composed for Rosh haShanah l’Maaseh Bereshit (a/k/a Rosh Hashanah), go here.

For prayers composed for Rosh haShanah la-Melakhim, go here.


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Shevat, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

תְּפִלָּה לַעֲצֵי הַיַּעַר עַל ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | Prayer for the Trees of the Forest on Tu biShvat, by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

A Tree Comes of Age, an essay on the awakening of the trees during the month of Sh’vat by Rabbi Dr. Daniel Sperber

ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | Rebirthing the Tree(s) of Life: Four Teachings for the Four Worlds of Tu BiShvat/Yah BiShvat by Arthur Waskow

Rosh Ḥodesh Shevat, a prayer-poem by Trisha Arlin

סֵדֶר ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | On Sweet Fruit and Deep Mysteries: Kabbalistic and Midrashic Texts to Sweeten your Tu Bishvat Seder, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

Meditation on the World of Yetsirah for the Tu biShvat Seder, by Ben Murane

פְּרִי עֵץ הַדַּעַת עַל צַלַּחַת סֵדֶר ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | The Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge on the Tu biShvat Seder Plate, by Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx

תְּפִילַּת ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | The Prayer for Tu biShvat from the Seder Pri Ets Hadar, adapted by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

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

A Prayer for the Earth, by Rabbi David Seidenberg (neohasid.org)

Raising the Olive Branch in Solidarity with Palestinian Olive Farmers: A Tu biShvat Seder supplement by Rabbi Arik Ascherman (2010)

קִדּוּשׁ שֶׁל שִׁחְרוּר עַל שַׁבָּת ט״וּ בִּשְׁבָט | Shabbat Ḳiddush of Liberation for Shabbat Tu biShvat, by Mark X. Jacobs (1993)

פֶּרֶק שִׁירָה | Pereq Shirah, a litany of verses spoken by the creatures & works of Creation (after the arrangement of Natan Slifkin)

קרובות לראש שנה לאילנות | Ḳerovot for Tu biShvat, by Yehudah ben R’ Hillel haLevi (ca. 11th c.)