As a new report suggests increased deforestation worldwide, could Israel provide the answers?
The act of planting trees figures prominently in the Bible. “I will plant cedars in the wilderness, Acacias and myrtles and oleasters; I will set cypresses in the desert, Box trees and elms as well,” reads the 41st chapter of the book of Isaiah. “That men may see and know, Consider and comprehend That Hashem’s […]
This Hebrew year is the Shemittah (Sabbatical) and it is technically forbidden to plant trees. Rabbi Dov Lior and other prominent rabbinic authorities have given permission for the KKL planting to be carried out as it is of dire importance “for the struggle for the Land of Israel, and called on all Knesset members to come to the Negev to make the desert bloom.”
The fires destroyed about 5,000 acres of forest, making it one of the largest in Israel’s history and the largest in history to threaten the capital.
The JNF has been planting trees in the Holy Land for 120 years but, due to COVID restrictions, this will be the first time that they will not be celebrating the Jewish New Year of trees by going out to the field.
Often blamed for being a “flashpoint” of violence, Kushner highlighted the role of Jerusalem as the source of peace, as witnessed by the many agreements being signed between Israel and its neighbors.
“Today I am pleased to announce the United States will join 1 trillion trees initiative being launched here at the World Economic Forum 1 trillion trees” Trump said
On Tuesday, the day after the holiday of Tu Beshvat, the fruit from the first trees and grapevines planted by the Sanhedrin will be fit to be used in the Temple.
Bat Ayin’s farmers have officially expressed their intention to use them to make the anointing oil that will be used in the Third Temple.
After the brush fire was extinguished, several Molotov cocktails were found strategically spread out at different locations throughout the scorched forest in Rosh Tzurim.