How connected are we to the Land of Eretz Yisroel and its holy soil?
This monday is Tu B’Shvat, the day where thousands of new trees will be planted all across Eretz Yisroel. Although it’s still the middle of the winter and the ground is wet and muddy, tens of thousands of children will brave the cold to do one of the most basic things a Jew can do… plant a tree in Israel. “And Avraham planted an Eshel in Beersheba” (Beresheit 21:33) According to the Gemora this “Eshel” was not just one tree. “It teaches that he planted an orchard with many types of fruit trees.” (Sotah 10a) Our father Avrohom, who had just been promised that the Land of Eretz Yisroel would be his and his descendants – FOREVER – did the most basic act one could do: He planted fruit trees in that very soil!
Why are trees so important? Simple… because a tree is symbolic of life. “עץ חיים היא …” – “It is a tree of life…” (Mishlei 3:18) The more trees we plant – especially fruit trees – the more life we bring to ourselves, our families and the entire Jewish Nation!
This Tu B’Shvat, a special opportunity has presented itself and the Jewish world will be coming together in a show of unity. As you know, just over 2 months ago, 11 Jews were brutally murdered in a synagogue in Pittsburgh… the Tree of Life synagogue! Chabad Yeshiva boys were one of the first to be there for them giving the Chizuk and showing Achdus. In their memory, thousands of new fruit trees will be planted all across Israel.
The trees will be planted starting this Tu B’Shvat (January 21st) and you can can now have a share in this great Mitzvah! Anyone in the world can help plant a fruit tree in the holy land, all you need to do is go to IsraelTrees.org to plant together with farmers in Eretz Yisroel.
You will be partnering with farmers in Eretz Yisroel and sharing in all the Mitzvos Hatluyos Ba’aretz. The Mitzvos that can only be done in the land of Eretz Yisroel, like Orlah, Netta Revai, Teruma, Maaser and Shmita. You will be a Shutaf in the trees AND in all those Mitzvos. Moshe Rabbeinu Davend 1,000 times to Hashem to be able to enter the land of Eretz Yisroel because he wished he can have a part in the Mitzvos Hatluyos Ba’aretz.
We will mail a beautiful personalized certificate to everyone who participates in this program showing their partnership.
By helping plant fruit trees in Eretz Yisroel and creating new Mitzvos, Hashem promises to Bless you and your family. “Vitzivisi es Birchosi Lachem” (Viyikra 25:20).
Imagine that: From anywhere in the world, just click the link below and you are part of the big tree planting in Eretz Yisroel and Share in all the Mitzovos and Brochos. What could be easier than that?? Let’s show the world that the ground is not just for burial but also for life! Join together with us and plant fruit trees in memory of the Pittsburgh victims from Tree of Life.
CLICK HERE NOW TO HELP PLANT YOUR TREES IN ERETZ YIROEL STARING ON TU B’SHVAT.