The first Tu B’Shevat Seder was written by an anonymous student of the great Kabbalist of Safed, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (b.1534-d.1572). His fifty-page booklet presented fruits to eat and passages to read from holy sources such as the Torah, Prophets and Writings, and Zohar. The book was arranged like a seder and deeply Kabbalistic. Ever since, the Tu B’Shevat Seder has been handed down through generations, and observed by various communities.
Rabbi Yonah’s Tu B’Shvat Seder is based on a selection of new and old seders, with his own original elements added to the mix. Its order is based both on the order of native species to Israel and the four Kabbalistic worlds.
The Seder is organized so that anyone can lead their own Seder with friends of families at their own pace.