When developing the first Tu B’Shvat seder, the kabbalists of Tzfat correlated each of the four sections with one of the four mystical worlds. To you, these concepts might be spiritually meaningful or completely unintelligible. We have chosen to include the kabbalistic four worlds in relation to the four sections of our haggadah both to link this Haggadah to that of our ancestors and to provide an opportunity to delve into four specific themes we hope to explore with you: the pandemic, the struggle for racial justice and the fraying of our civic union, the climate crisis, and the spiritual implications of each of these. The chart on the next page sets forth these four worlds, along with corresponding foods, themes, and other materials. 

But this Haggadah is meant for everyone! We invite you to shape this Haggadah, and the festival of Tu B’Shvat as a whole, in a manner that you find meaningful and compelling. 

Service Section: Introduction
Source: Hazon 2021 Tu B'Shvat Haggadah