A number of years ago, they discovered in the Cairo Geniza a number of Piyutim and Prayers for Shemonah Esrei, to be included on Tu b'Shvat. I found this item listed on a Cairo Geniza database, but I'm looking for the actual text. Here is the Geniza listing: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/bibliographies/genizah/search?query=3882&queryType=TITLEID

I also found a "Rabbi Joyce Galaski" who translated the text into English, contained in a book called "Trees, Earth and Torah: A Tu B'Shvat Anthology". But I have been unable to locate the text itself online.

Does anyone have information on this text, or know where it can be located?


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I may have found them myself! To clarify, this is not the Yehuda HaLevi of the Kuzari; it is the other Yehuda HaLevi, a student of Eliezer HaKalir. They are brought in Sefer Tehilla L'David, a collection of Torah sources on Tu B'Shvat. Here it is: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20613&st=&pgnum=254

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    – Double AA
    Dec 25, 2015 at 16:56

Thanks for the link to the Hebrew text - it just came in very handy! Let me add that Galaski's translation is indeed in the JPS-published anthology Trees, Earth, and Torah, edited by Ari Elon; I own a paper copy but have also been able to access the whole of that section on Google Books.

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