Next week is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday for trees. The meaning of the holiday has undergone some major evolution over the years; it started as a tax deadline, was co-opted by Kabbalists and then the Zionists, and is now considered a holiday celebrating the environment and environmental activism in a broad sense. At the Jewish Women’s Archive, our Tu B’Shevat tradition is to seek out and celebrate Jewish women who have dedicated their lives to environmental activism.
In 2009, we recognized the work of Arlene Blum, Betsy Shure Gross, Rabbi Jill Hammer, Leah Koenig, Shelley Morhaim, and Jill Stein on our website in a new feature called “Jewish Women in Environmental Activism.”
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