Editor’s note:The following site explains the benefits of planting a tree in Israel. To go directly to the JNF site and order your tree, click here: Plant a Tree in Israel.
There is a classic story, shared in many cultures, of an elderly man digging vigorously, working hard at planting a tree.
A stranger passing by, observing the old man, points out to him that his efforts are in vain.
“You foolish old man”, says the stranger, “don’t you realize you’re elderly and will never live to see the fruits of your labor.”
“I know,” responds the older gentleman, with a twinkle in his eyes.
“I have no pretensions of living forever. This tree, however, is not for me. I am planting it for my grand children. And that is why I haven’t a moment to waste.”
People choose to plant a tree in Israel for many reasons.
Some sow to remember generations past, others plant with future generations in mind, and still others, to celebrate the moment.
For most, a tree is planted in memory of someone close to their hearts who has passed away. A family member, friend or close acquaintance.
It is our way of keeping their memory alive.
In a sense, a tree is the gift that keeps on growing.
Others, derive enjoyment in presenting a gift of a tree to
someone celebrating a happy event.
The occasion may be an engagement or wedding, an anniversary, a birth or birthday, a bar or bat mitzvah, a baptism, a bris milah, a graduation or a get well wish.
Planting a tree in Israel is the ideal way of saying you care.
It’s the perfect gift for people of all faiths.
Everyone feels a sense of pride knowing the world’s a little bit greener, a little bit saner, a little bit holier, because of them.
To plant yours now, click here: Plant a Tree in Israel.
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To go directly to the JNF site and order your tree, click here: Plant a Tree in Israel.