Plant a tree in Israel for Tu b’Shvat
This Wednesday is Tu b’Shvat, the birthday of trees planted in the land of Israel, the fruit of which is prohibited until the fifth year after planting. Long ago, Tu b’Shvat held practical significance only for Jewish farmers living in the Holy Land. For the past century and bit more, the occasion has gained widespread appeal as Judaism’s symbol for beautification of the Land of Israel.
Each and every year, Tu b’Shvat represents an opportunity to help the cause, by buying trees for planting in Israel. I have attached a link for your convenience. I hope you’ll join me by making this small effort in keeping Israel beautiful.