This week marks the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat: The New Year of the Trees
The Ancient History of Date Palm Trees
King David compares a righteous person to a date palm tree, like the one pictured above. Just as the date palm produces numerous fruits, so too do the deeds of a righteous person bear fruit. In addition, righteous individuals will enjoy fruitful rewards for their actions in both this world and the next. Standing tall and straight with leaves that wave in the wind, date palm trees were depicted on the ancient coins minted by the Maccabees (110-63 BCE) in the Land of Israel and have always been considered a national symbol of victory and strength.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!