Baltisher Limmud is a two-day online event bringing together stunning, versatile, intriguing lectures brimming with unique and prolific knowledge. Baltisher Limmud unites the Baltic Sea basin Jews’ diverse history and the broad culture that have intertwined and evolved into a unique phenomenon that we have come to cherish, love, and appreciate – the Baltic Jews. Come join us for a joyous celebration of the Tu B’Shvat, full of learning, music, and….hanging out at our very own Baltischer Open Bar!!!
4-5 February 2023
The comfort of your home, coffee shop, park, or anywhere with good Internet connectivity!
Join us here:
Absolutely anyone and everyone interested in the culture, history, and overall uniqueness of the Baltic Jews!
FOR THE SEDER
Ideally, you would arrive to a table spread with the fruit of the trees. For this virtual seder, here are some guidelines for what to prepare. There are a wide variety of Tu B’shevat customs, but what they have in common includes:
1. Fruit of the vine, both white/light and red wine or juice.
2. Fruits of the trees (see below)
3. Produce of the land of Israel as mentioned in the Torah
Choose any or all from the below items—and/or enjoy pictures of them.
1. Enough wine or juice, both red and white/light, for four small cups. One could use water instead of light juice.
2. One or more foods from each of these categories:
• Tree fruit with a hard, inedible pit inside and a fleshy outside (such as olives, dates, plums, cherries, apricots). Dried fruit that no longer contains the pit is fine.
• Tree fruit or nuts with a hard inedible outer shell and edible inside (for example, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, coconut). Unshelled versions are fine.
• Fruit that can be eaten entirely ( figs, berries, apples, pears )
• Produce from the land of Israel: Dates, olives, figs, grapes, pomegranates, and anything made from wheat or barley.
SEEDS + a cup of earth to plant! On Tu B’shevat, it is fun to plant seeds of parsley, coriander, or other herbs to use as karpas for the Pesach seder to come.