KEE YAYSH la-AYTZ tik-VAH im yi-ka-RAYT v’-OD ya-kha-LEEF v’-yo-nak-TO LO ekh-DAL
This week marks the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat: The New Year of the Trees
Trees and Hope
Iyov (Job) contrasts the passing of man to the death of a tree. Once a man has passed, he cannot be brought back to life. A tree, on the other hand, though seemingly lifeless can be revived. The children of Israel are compared to a tree; at times it has appeared that the Jews are being annihilated and will cease to exist, but a holy remnant always remains from which the Children of Israel grow anew and flourish. Pictured above is a stunning photo of a tree in the badlands of Ruhama, in Israel’s Negev region.