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Save the Trees: A Divine Imperative

Save the Trees: A Divine Imperative

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz When we first moved into our house in the Golan, I did something I had always wanted to do. I planted a kumquat tree in my backyard. I love to eat the tiny oranges on Friday night, popping them whole into my...

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Israel: A Ravaged Oak Tree Stump?

Israel: A Ravaged Oak Tree Stump?

When describing the future exile of the people of Israel from the Holy Land, the prophet Isaiah says: “...it shall be ravaged like the terebinth and the oak, of which stumps are left even when they are felled: its stump shall be a holy...

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What is Tu B’Shevat?

What is Tu B’Shevat?

Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the Trees, is considered a minor festival in Judaism. There is no reference to the holiday of Tu B'Shevat in the Bible, but the Mishna (Rosh Hashana 1:1) notes that there are four distinctive New Years in the...

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