Botany, Prophecy, and Theology

(Botany determines Jeremiah’s theology; August 2009)

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August 17th, 2009 - Posted in Land of Israel, Nature in Biblical Metaphor | 7 Comments

Sabbatical potatoes

(Contemporary shmitah observance; March 2008)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Land of Israel | 1 Comments

Timber for the tabernacle… Today

(Midrashic and botanical evidence of the source of the lumber used in building the mishkan; December 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Land of Israel | 3 Comments

Ashkelon—Ancient Rome’s source for gourmet produce

(Ancient Israeli scallion and shallot exports; December 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Land of Israel | 0 Comments

The US Postal Service and a Jerusalem impostor

(The sunflower and the Jerusalem artichoke; August 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Land of Israel | 0 Comments

How was your olive day? Tales and confusion of the white squill

(Identity and symbolism of ‘chatzav’; August 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Land of Israel | 2 Comments

Rav Kook plants a tree

(On the religious significance of planting trees in Israel; March 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Environmental Conservation, Land of Israel | 1 Comments

Leket (gleaning)—An ancient commandment revived

(Gleaning and modern agricultural technology; March 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Land of Israel | 0 Comments