Plant A Tree In Israel

Plant A Tree In Israel

Plant A Tree In Israel

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.

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The Two Ways to Plant A Tree In IsraelThe Hard Way & The Easy Way

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Trees For Israel – The Gift That Keeps on Growing

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Plant A Tree In Israel To Celebrate Festive Occasions

There is a Jewish teaching, attributed to Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, a leading rabbinical scholar of the 1st century, that has influenced my religious thinking and behavior.

He writes: “If you are holding a sapling in hand and someone tells you, ‘Come quickly, messiah has come’, first finish planting the tree and then go to greet the messiah.” (Avot D’Rabbi Natan, 31b).

While some may find his response “chutzpadik” (arrogant),
mainstream Judaism adopted ben Zakkai’s approach because of it’s common sense and practicality.

In the story above messiah may or may not have arrived.

If, to our dismay, we discover it’s a false alarm and messiah has been delayed, nothing will hasten his coming faster than the planting of another tree.

Equally important, even when he does finally get here, we still need to go on planting trees.

Messiah may bring global peace, but our work is not yet over.

In this spirit of “tikun olam”, making the world a better place, we offer our site visitors the opportunity to Plant a Tree in Israel. – click here

The following video shows how trees are also planted to serve as a natural border and protective line of defense against terrorist attacks.

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Why An Arab Girl Is Planting A Tree In Israel

Most news stories coming out of the Middle East report on the violence and acts of terror that have become all too common in this region .

I thought it worthwhile that visitors to this site get to see the other side of life in Israel.

The human side.

The following video clips tells the story of a young Arab girl, named Rim, who together with her mother, plant a tree in Israel in memory of Yuval, an Israeli boy who saved the little girl’s life with the transfer of his heart.

Keep a tissue handy, this one’s a tear jerker.

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Plant A Tree In Israel -The Cost

Plant A Tree In Israel

Plant A Tree In Israel Certificate

The cost of planting a tree in Israel is a one time contribution of $18.

The monies go directly to the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

The JNF has been around since 1901 and is directly responsible for planting over 250 million trees in the last one hundred years.

The JNF was founded through the initiative of Theodore Herzl who worked to establish a national homeland for the Jewish people.

Unlike other, more fertile countries, Israel was not blessed with natural forests;  its forests are all hand-planted.

When the pioneers of the State arrived in the early 1900’s, they were greeted to barren land.

To claim that land and make it their own the settlers began the arduous task of planting trees amongst the rocky hillsides and sandy soil.

Today, you can be a partner in this flourishing enterprise of building the land.

Join the many who support this worthy effort by clicking here: Plant a Tree in Israel.

Upon acquiring a tree you are awarded a certificate which may be personalized and sent to the recipient.

Discounts are available for quantity purchases.

Due to the horrific fire that destroyed over five million trees in December 2010, present contributions are being used to reforest the Carmel region where the land was scorched and devastated.

Now, more than ever, we need your help. To Plant a Tree in Israel. – click here

Watch Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, as he addresses school children on the importance of planting trees in Israel.

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