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All prefaces to sections and prayers written and adapted by David-Anthony Curtis.
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David-Anthony Curtis.
Translated by David-Anthony Curtis and Rebecca Schwartz.
Edited by Rebecca Schwartz, David-Anthony Curtis.
Used as a point of reference for several of our prefaces: Kabbalah Month By Month by Melinda Ribner.
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
ubsb vu
PREPARATIONS FOR THE SEDER
Seder means order and in this case, it is a meal which is used as a connection tool to
the energy of Tu BShevat. Since it is a meal, its appropriate to invite over family and
friends to join in the festivities. Our Tu BShevat seder is meant to be celebrated via
conference call. If you choose to invite over guests for the seder, a speaker phone is
highly recommended so everyone can be present on the call.
This seder is designed to taste and connect to the Four Worlds of the soul. We do this
by tasting various fruits. It is recommended that each person eat a little of each, so for
example you may only need one of certain items since you can cut them up and put
them on the plates for each person.
You will need the following items for the seder:
Two Shabbat/Holiday Candles
White Wine or White Grape Juice
Red Wine or Red Grape Juice
Challah or Other Sort of Bread
Basin/Pitcher For Handwashing
Kiddush Cup or Wine Glasses
You should only use the Kiddush cup if you are the only one at your location celebrating via
conference call.
3 Appetizer Plates (per person)
If you are having more than 3-4 people at your table, you may wish to put the fruits on separate
plates and pass those plates around to everyone during the appropriate section of the seder.
Fruits For The First Plate - You will need each of the following fruits: grapes, figs,
carob, orange (tangerine, tangelo, clementine), and blueberries (raspberries,
strawberries, blackberries).
Fruits For The Second Plate - You will need each of the following fruits: olives (with
seed), apple (pear), peach (nectarine, apricot), cherries, and dates.
Fruits For The Third Plate - You will need each of the following fruits: pomegranate,
almonds, mango, walnuts (pecans), and avocado.

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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
ABOUT TU BSHEVAT
The Talmud calls Tu BShevat the New Years Day for the Trees. It was a day of gratitude
for the fruits in the land of Israel. The Kabbalists of Tzfat taught that it is a spiritual and
mystical Rosh Hashanah for us. The Mishnah refers to it as Tree instead of Trees
which refers to the original Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden.
We celebrate Tu BShevat with a Kabbalistic seder which reveals the deepest Kabbalistic
secrets of Creation. Adam and Eve were supposed to enjoy the fruits of the garden as
part of their service to the Creator. They were supposed to receive pleasure as a gift from
the Eternal One just as we should. There is a big difference in receiving pleasure and in
having pleasure. Having pleasure we need no one and only our ego is gratified.
Receiving pleasure, on the other hand, comes from our souls desire to connect to the
Light. They followed the desires of their own egos and ate from the Tree of Knowledge of
Good and Evil and thus had pleasure rather than received it. Kabbalah teaches us that
one reason we are here is for the sake of tikune (correction). Blessing and eating fruits
on Tu BShevat is our attempt to connect to the Light and correct the mistake made by
Adam and Eve. We hope to receive pleasure that comes from the Creator and not have
pleasure that just gratifies our ego.
LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES
We light the candles of Tu BShevat in order to draw the spiritual Light into our personal
lives. The candles remind us that this is a sacred time, and that this time is set apart for
us to connect to the Light and to one another.
Baruch atah Adonai
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe.
asher kidshanu bmitzvotav
You hallow us with Your commandments
vtzivanu lhadlik neir
and bid us to light the candles
shel yom tov.
of this sacred occasion.
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
she-he-cheyanu vkiymanu
for giving us life and for enabling us to reach
vhigianu lazman hazeh.
this season.
dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
,ei zF v n A Ep W C w x W `
x p wi l c d l Ep E v e
.aFh mFi l W
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
Ep n I w e Ep i g d W
.d G d o n G l Ep ri B d e
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
WASHING OF THE HANDS
We should wash our hands before we do any sort of connection or meditation. Kabbalah
teaches that our hands are magnets for negative energy. Water washes away those
negative energies, thereby purifying our hands so that through them we may receive the
positive energy obtained through our connection.
Baruch atah Adonai
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe.
asher kidshanu bmitzvotav
You hallow us with Your commandments
vtzivanu al ntilat yada-im.
and bid us to wash our hands.
d Fd i d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
,ei zF v n A Ep W C w x W `
.m i c i z li h p l r Ep E v e
THE BLESSING OF BREAD
The Zohar states that there is no angelic minister ruling over the five species of grain only
the Holy One rules over them. Because of this, whoever treats bread disrespectfully,
throwing it to the ground, will be pursued by poverty. Wheat represents the divine
abundance in our physical world and bread represents the sfirah of Malchut when it is
connected with Zeir Anpin. It is said that wheat was once a tree. We begin our seder by
blessing bread and as we eat it, we are invited to savor its flavor and meditate on how we
are sustained by it in this world.
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
Eternal One, Sovereign of the Universe,
hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz.
Who brings forth bread from the earth.
,d Fd i d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.u x ` d o n m g l i` vFO d
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
hvhy
We fill our first cup with white wine.
THE WORLD OF ATZILUT
Atzilut is also known as the World of Divine Emanation and is fully conscious of its Divine
origin. This world is in the state of perfect and eternal rectification, it is the world of the
spirit. There are four levels of the soul in each human being. Atzilut corresponds to the
highest soul level called chayah. This is the world of the most intimate connection with
Ain Sof, also known as the Light. We meditate during this section on the Sfirot since it is
through them that we interact with the Light. This world is represented by the letter Yud
of the Divine Name. We connect to this letter and allow it to penetrate to the core of our
being during our meditation in this section. We do not bless or eat any fruit for there is
only absorption in oneness with the Light in this world.
THE BLESSING OVER THE FIRST CUP OF WINE
We bless white wine, which represents the purity of this world of the spirit, the part of our
soul which is closest to the Light.
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-gafen.
who creates the fruit of the vine.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.o t B d i x R ` xFA
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
hvhy
We fill our second cup with 3/4 white wine and 1/4 red wine.
THE WORLD OF BERIYAH
Beriyah is known as the World of Creation. This world is the first of the three lower
worlds. Here the initial substance of creation emerges out of Ain Sof and we begin to see
the separation between the Creator and humankind. Beriyah is the spiritual origin of
human intelligence. This is the world of the highest angels known as archangels and the
world that corresponds to the level of soul known as n'shamah, the seat of the higher self.
THE BLESSING OVER THE SECOND CUP OF WINE
We bless white wine mixed with some red wine, which represents the beginning of
separation between the Creator and humankind.
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-gafen.
who creates the fruit of the vine.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.o t B d i x R ` xFA
THE FRUITS OF BERIYAH
The fruits we bless and eat in this world are completely edible and signify that the soul is
pure and open. As we eat each fruit, we should savor the taste as we meditate on the
letter Hei, welcome the archangels, and open to the soul level of n'shamah.
Grapes, Figs, Carob, Orange (Tangerine, Tangelo, Clementine), Blueberries (Raspberries, Strawberries,
Blackberries).
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-eitz.
who creates the fruit of the tree.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.u r d i x R ` xFA
hvhy
We fill our third cup with 1/2 white wine and 1/2 red wine.
THE WORLD OF YETZIRAH
Yetzirah is known as the World of Formation. There is increasing differentiation in this
world because it is further removed from the direct Light of the Creator. Yetzirah is the
spiritual origin of human emotion. This is the world of the angels and the world that
corresponds to the level of the soul known as ruach, which is seated in the heart. The
heart is fragile and delicate and needs a protective shield.
THE BLESSING OVER THE THIRD CUP OF WINE
We bless a mixture of equal measures of white wine and red wine, which represents that
this world is further removed from the direct Light of the Creator.
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-gafen.
who creates the fruit of the vine.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.o t B d i x R ` xFA
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
THE FRUITS OF YETZIRAH
The fruits we bless and eat in this world are edible on the outside, but have a protective
covering for the seed, which is not edible. As we eat each fruit, we should savor the taste
as we meditate on the letter Vav and open our hearts to the blessings of the angels in this
world.
Olives, Apple (Pear), Peach (Nectarine, Apricot), Cherries, Dates
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-eitz.
who creates the fruit of the tree.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.u r d i x R ` xFA
hvhy
We fill our fourth cup with red wine.
THE WORLD OF ASSIYAH
Assiyah is known as the World of Action, which corresponds to our physical world of
Malchut. This world is the furthest from the Light of the Creator. Assiyah is the spiritual
origin of the souls instinctive powers. This is the world of the Ofanim, the angels of
nature, and the world that corresponds to the level of the soul known as nefesh.
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TU BSHEVAT SEDER
haya eh
THE BLESSING OVER THE FOURTH CUP OF WINE
We bless red wine, which represents our physical world and reminds us that the physical
world often hides the Light from us.
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-gafen.
who creates the fruit of the vine.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.o t B d i x R ` xFA
THE FRUITS OF ASSIYAH
The fruits we bless and eat in this world are the most vulnerable. They have an outside
protective covering and sometimes even an inside covering. To eat the fruits of this
world, we have to really work hard. As we eat each fruit, we should savor the taste as we
meditate on the letter Hei and open our hearts to the blessings of the Ofanim in this
world.
Pomegranate, Almonds, Mango, Walnuts (Pecans), Avocado
Baruch atah Adonai,
Blessed are You Hashem,
Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
our Eternal One, Sovereign of the universe,
borei pri ha-eitz.
who creates the fruit of the tree.
,dedi d Y ` KEx A
,m lFr d K l n Epi l `
.u r d i x R ` xFA
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THE ANA BCHOACH
gka `p`
THE ANA BCHOACH
Considered by the Kabbalists to be the most powerful and mystical prayer of all. This
sequence of Hebrew letters embodies the force of creation and is also known as the
42-Letter Name of the Creator. When we pray and meditate on this prayer, we are
connecting in a very powerful way to the original force of creation and drawing healing
energy and protection into our lives. The last verse brings all of the energy down from the
spiritual realm to our physical world.
` ` p A g k b z lEc i L p n Y xi Y v .d xEx
Ana bchoach gdulat ymincha tatir tzrurah.
Release all those in captivity, we beseech You, Almighty One whose power sets us free.
CHESED
cqg
w l A x z P r L n U Ep ab h Ep x d p .` xF
Kabeil rinat amcha sagveinu tahareinu nora.
Accept the singing of all Your people who praise and glorify You alone.
GVURAH
dxeab
p ` b xFA c i W xF i L cEg M z a a W .m x n
Na gibor dorshei yichud'cha kvavat shomreim.
Preserve those who seek Your unity, guard them like the pupil of the eye.
TIFERET
zx`tz
A m k x h m x d x i n g v L z w c Y ci n B .m l n
Barcheim tahareim rachamei tzidkatcha tamid gomleim.
Bless and purify them and always grant them Your compassionate righteousness.
NETZACH
gvp
g oi q w WFc A aFx h L aE p l d r .L z c
Chasin kadosh brov tuvcha naheil adatecha.
Invincible and Mighty One, with the abundance of Your goodness, watch over Your people.
HOD
ced
i ci g B d ` l L O r R d p f i x kF w .L z WEc
Yachid gei-eh lamcha pneih zochrei kdushatecha.
O Exalted One, turn to Your people who remember Your holiness.
YSOD
ceqi
W Ep z r e w l A E r n W v Ep z w r i r cF Y .zFnEl r
Shavateinu kabeil ush-ma tza-akateinu yodei-a ta-alumot.
Turn to us and hear our prayers, You who know all hidden things.
MALCHUT
zekln
!c r e m lFr l FzEk l n cFa M m W KEx A
Baruch sheim kvod malchuto lolam va-ed!
Blessed is Your glorious Name, Your Realm is for ever and ever!
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THE ANA BCHOACH
gka `p`
TIKUN HANEFESH
Tikun Hanefesh literally means correction of the soul and represents the Tree of Life as
reflected in our bodies. By scanning the combination of the Divine Name in each box, we
can bring the Light to that part of our body for healing and balancing. You may wish to
place your right hand over each part of your body as you scan.
dpia
3 Binah (Left Brain)
d e d i
Yei Hei Vei Hei
xzk
1 Keter (Skull)
d e d i
Ya Ha Va Ha
dnkg
2 Chochmah (Right Brain)
d e d i
Ya Ha Va Ha
5 (Left Eye)
dedi dedi
dedi
dedi dedi
Yud Hei Vav Hei
9 (Nose) 8 4 (Right Eye)
dedi dedi
dedi
dedi dedi
Yud Hei Vav Hei
7 (Left Ear)
id e`e id cei
Yud Hei Vav Hei
6 (Right Ear)
id e`e id cei
Yud Hei Vav Hei
10 (Mouth)
(did`) id e`e id cei
s"nea u"xymf z"plhc w"aib r"dg`
dxeab
12 Gvurah (Left Arm)
d e d i
Y' H' V' H'
zx`tz
13 Tiferet (Body)
:i
Yo Ho Vo Ho
cqg
11 Chesed (Right Arm)
d e d i
Ye He Ve He
ced
15 Hod (Left Thigh)
d e d i
Yu Hu Vu Hu
ceqi
16 Ysod (Reproductive Organs)
EdEeEdEi
Yu Hu Vu Hu
gvp
14 Netzach (Right Thigh)
d e d i
Yi Hi Vi Hi
zekln
17 Malchut (Feet)
dedi
Yud Hei Vav Hei
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THE ANA BCHOACH
gka `p`
ANGEL OF THE DAY
Kabbalah teaches that an angel presides over each day of the week. By scanning the
following blessing, we are able to receive assistance from the angel specific to this day.
SUNDAY
i d e ` e i d c e i i d e i e i d c e i
iiddcee`ieiiddscle`i icy l`
dxexv xizz jpini zlecb gka `p`
d e d i d e d i u z i b a `
l ` e n l l ` p r e l ` i x f b d i x e h n q
lebq z"x
MONDAY
sd F`F sd cFi i d e ` e i d c e i i d e ` e i d c e i
``ddcee`ie``ddscle`i dedi l`
`xep epxdh epaby jnr zpx law
d e d i d e d i o h W r x w
l ` i p d ` l ` i k x a l ` i r n W
`ey z"x
TUESDAY
d d e e d d cFi i d F`F sd cFi
ddddceeieddddscle`i ipc` l`
mxny zaak jcegi iyxec xeab `p
:i d e d i U k i c b p
:s:n :s+l :s:g
mlg z"x
WEDNESDAY
d d e e d d eceei e`ed ee`e e`ed eceei
ddddceeieddddscle`i ipc` l`
mlnb cinz jzwcv ingx mxdh mkxa
d e d i d e d i o h W r x w
l ` i y c w l ` i h d x l ` i w f g
wxg z"x
THURSDAY
e`ed ee`e e`ed eceei i d e ` e i d c e i i d e ` e i d c e i
``ddcee`ie``ddscle`i dedi l`
jzcr ldp jaeh aexa yicw oiqg
d e d i d e d i r p h a w g
l ` i p w l ` i n r x l r e n y
wxy z"x
(wxey z"xa eik`ln ueawd)
FRIDAY
i d e ` e i d c e i i d e i e i d c e i
iiddcee`ieiiddscle`i icy l`
jzyecw ixkef dpt jnrl d`b cigi
EdpEeEdEi e d i w :t l b i
ElE`EiEWEcEw ElE`EtEx ElE`EiEUEnEW
wxy z"x
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THE ANA BCHOACH
gka `p`
FRIDAY NIGHT
i d e ` e i d c e i
zenelrz rcei epzwrv rnye law epzrey
d e d i d e di d e d i z i v e w y
l ` i p d ` l ` i k x a l ` i r n W
`ey z"x
l ` e n l l ` p r e l ` i x f b d i x e h n q
lebq z"x
l ` i t e i l ` i f x l ` i x e v
ixiv z"x
SATURDAY MORNING
i d e i e i d c e i i d e i e i d c e i
zenelrz rcei epzwrv rnye law epzrey
d e d i d e di d e d i z i v e w y
l ` i p d ` l ` i k x a l ` i r n W
`ey z"x
l ` i x e v l ` i k l n l ` i n c w
unw z"x
SATURDAY AFTERNOON
` d e ` e ` d c e i sd F`F sd cFFi
zenelrz rcei epzwrv rnye law epzrey
d e d i d e di d e d i z i v e w y
l ` i p d ` l ` i k x a l ` i r n W
`ey z"x
l ` i c q g ( l ` i n e z) l ` i n l z l ` c t
gzt z"x
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KADDISH SHALEIM
mly yicw
,ls sydq
KADDISH SHALEIM
The Ari revealed that the Full Kaddish has the power of twice Light. One of them is the
Light within us all. The second Light is known as Or Makif or surrounding Light. The
Kaddish is the tool which links these two Lights together.
Leader and participants say together that which is contained within { }.
Yitgadal vyitkadash shmeih raba.
Let the glory of the Eternal One be extolled.
{Amein.}
Amen.
Balma di vra chir-uteih,
Let the great Name be hallowed,
vyamlich malchuteih,
and be enthroned in the realm of the Eternal One
bchayeichon uv-yomeichon
in our lifetime and in our days
uvchayei dchol beit Yisrael,
and in the lives of the entire house of Israel,
ba-agala uvizman kariv,
quickly and speedily may it come,
vimru Amein. {Amein.}
and let us say amen. Amen.
{Yhei shmeih raba mvarach
Let the great Name be blessed
lalam ulalmei almaya.}
forever and ever.
Yitbarach vyishtabach vyitpa-ar
Blessed and extolled and magnified
vyitromam vyitnasei vyit-hadar
and hailed and exalted and honored
vyit-aleh vyit-halal
and glorified and praised
shmeih dkudsha {brich hu},
be the Holy One whose Name is blessed,
leila min kol birchata
who is beyond all blessings
vshirata tushbchata vnechemata,
or songs or praises or words of consolation,
.` A x D n W W C w z i e l C B z i
{.o n `}
,D zEr x k ` x a i C ` n l r A
,D zEk l n Ki l n i e
oFki nFi aE oFki I g A
,l ` x U i zi A l k c i I g aE
,ai x w o n f aE ` l b r A
{.o n `} .o n ` Ex n ` e
K x a n ` A x D n W ` d i}
{.` I n l r i n l r lE m l r l
x ` R z i e g A Y W i e K x A z i
x C d z i e ` V p z i e m nFx z i e
l N d z i e d N r z i e
,{`Ed Ki x A} ` W c w C D n W
` z k x A l M o n ` N r l
,` z n g p e ` z g A W Y ` z xi W e
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KADDISH SHALEIM
mly yicw
da-amiran balma,
that can be uttered in this world,
vimru Amein. {Amein.}
and let us say amen. Amen.
Titkabeil tzlothon uva-uthon
May the prayers and supplications be accepted
dchol beit Yisrael kadam
of the entire House of Israel before
avuhon di bishmaya,
their Parent who is in heaven,
vimru Amein. {Amein.}
and let us say amen. Amen.
Yhei shlama raba min shmaya,
May there be much peace from heaven,
vchayim tovim aleinu,
and good life upon us,
val kol Yisrael,
and upon all Israel,
vimru Amein. {Amein.}
and let us say amen. Amen.
Oseh shalom bimromav,
May the One who makes peace in the high heavens,
hu ya-aseh shalom aleinu,
bring this peace upon us,
val kol Yisrael val kol ha-olam,
and upon all Israel and upon all the world,
vimru Amein. {Amein.}
and let us say amen. Amen.
,` n l r A o xi n ` C
{.o n `} .o n ` Ex n ` e
oFd zEr aE oFd zFl v l A w z Y
m c w l ` x U i zi A l k C
,` I n W a i C oFdEa `
{.o n `} .o n ` Ex n ` e
,` I n W o n ` A x ` n l W ` d i
Epi l r mi aFh mi I g e
,l ` x U i l M l r e
{.o n `} .o n ` Ex n ` e
,ei nFx n A mFl W d or
,Epi l r mFl W d U r i `Ed
,m lFr d l M l r e l ` x U i l M l r e
{.o n `} .o n ` Ex n ` e
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