Surfing the web, we found some fun ways that Tu B'Shvat is celebrated around the world and we'd like to share them with you.
Singer/songwriter Carol Boyd Leon reflects on the timing of Tu B'Shvat and Groundhog Day - on the hopes for spring expressed as Americans gather in Punxatawney, PA to see if the groundhog won't see its shadow, and hopes for new growth as Israelis plant seedlings.
Last year, at Belz headquarters, what looks like thousands of chasidim gathered for a Tu B'Shvat tish with their rebbe. The scene, posted on YouTube, shows the rebbe at a table in the center of the large hall. Throngs of followers sit in the bleachers, grabbing apples and other food thrown at them from the floor below. (Where's Waldo? He's really in the photo -- can you find him?)
Check out the video below for some good apple catches and a shoving match (at 2:40 in the 6:18 minute video) between some of the participants.