A tree that helps animals prepare for Purim?

(Elephants and the marula fruit; March 2008)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Purim | 2 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

Charoset for health

(Possible health benefits of cinnamon; August 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Passover | 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

May your children be like olive trees

(Metaphor of the olive tree in Psalm 128; March 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Nature in Biblical Metaphor | 4 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

The olive tree, the post-Chanukah period, and Jewish unity

(Why the menorah became the symbol of Chanukah; January 2007)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Chanukah | 0 Comments

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