Tu B’shvat’s four types of fruit people

When conducting a Tu B’shevat Seder, it is wise to eat the various species of fruits in four groups; and discuss the four types of people these fruits represent.

One: Fruits with an exterior that is good to eat and a interior that is not, like Avocado, Peach or Plum.

Two: Fruits with an interior that is good to eat and an exterior that is not, like Pineapple, or Coconuts.

Three: Fruits with an exterior and an interior that are good to eat like Strawberries, Blueberries or Blackberries.

Four: Fruits with an exterior and an interior that are not good to eat for humans but good for other animals like Mistletoe berries, Snowberries or Citrons–Etrogim.

About the Author
Rabbi Allen S. Maller has published over 250 articles on Jewish values in over a dozen Christian, Jewish, and Muslim magazines and web sites. Rabbi Maller is the author of "Tikunay Nefashot," a spiritually meaningful High Holy Day Machzor, two books of children's short stories, and a popular account of Jewish Mysticism entitled, "God, Sex and Kabbalah." His most recent books are "Judaism and Islam as Synergistic Monotheisms' and "Which Religion Is Right For You?: A 21st Century Kuzari" both available on Amazon.