Figs: A Symbol Throughout Jewish History

Figs: A Symbol Throughout Jewish History

❝Every man shall sit Under his grapevine or fig tree With no one to disturb him.❞ Micah 4:4 by Yoni Schwartzman The fig tree is very unique compared to other fruit trees in Israel. Its characteristically shaped leaves make it easy to identify even when it is bare of...
Figs: The Biblical King of Trees

Figs: The Biblical King of Trees

What do figs have to do with the Bible? More than you may realize. That’s because the land of Israel was blessed but even more so through the seven traditional species (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates) as listed in Deuteronomy:   For...
Tu B’Shvat: The Basics

Tu B’Shvat: The Basics

❝There is hope for a tree; If it is cut down it will renew itself; Its shoots will not cease.❞ Job 14:7 Despite not being specifically mentioned in the Bible, Tu B’Shvat has Biblical implications and, as the holiday that connects Jews to the land, has become massively...
Trees Standing in Defense of Israel

Trees Standing in Defense of Israel

❝There is hope for a tree; If it is cut down it will renew itself; Its shoots will not cease.❞   Job 14:7 Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot”,...