A Seed of Jewish Wisdom
Today, April 22nd, marks the sixty first anniversary of International Earth Day since its initiation in 1970. Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes that will ensure the future of the human race.
This is not a new phenomena in Judaism though: Local legend tells of an elderly man who fell deathly ill in the height of a particularly cold Jerusalem winter. After the best physicians in the city told him he would not live to see the spring, he rushed to his pantry, pulled out an almond, and planted the small seed in his front yard. His doctors asked the old man why he planted the tree if he would not live to see it bloom next season. He replied “I am planting this tree not for myself but for my grandchildren to enjoy so that my legacy may last through the generations.” To this day, that same tree blooms outside of the Meyuhas family home: a living testament to the old man’s memory that has withstood the sands of time.
Help us root our generation into the very earth of the Holy Land by planting your legacy with Israel365. Please join us today in our Earth Day 2021 celebration by making Israel just a little bit greener. Each tree we plant is a lasting legacy for oneself and their loved ones; a lasting impact on the world that will surely withstand the sands of time. CLICK HERE to learn more