Jewish tradition maintains that Jacob planted acacia trees on his way down to Egypt so that his descendants would have their wood to build the Tabernacle. The message here is two-fold: from Jacob we learn to prepare for the future, but we also learn not to give up hope. The exile is temporary and the Jews will return to their homeland. Celebrate life in the Holy Land and help us make it even more beautiful and green by planting a tree today!
A stunning view of the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives by Bar Artzi. The Mount of Olives is first mentioned in the Bible as King David’s escape route during the rebellion of his son Absalom, then later in the Prophets.