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I moved from dank, dark North Manchester, U.K. to Karmiel, Western Galilee, Israel in March 2010. It is, believe me, one of the sunniest, loveliest towns on earth. With a background in local Jewish journalism I continue to write freelance. I manage several blogs, have  appeared on Technorati and Blogcritics and now contribute to the online magazine, 'Live Encounters'. My main blog is Alwayswriteagain (http://wwwalwayswriteagain.blogspot.com

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Little Saplings Get Plum Job for Israeli Trees Day!

Israel celebrates a wonderful environmental festival known in English as ”the New Year for Trees” and children learn the customs associated with it from a very young age.

This year Tu B’Shevat occurred on Wednesday and here  children from  Gan Sheizaf, Karmiel (the Sheizaf Nursery) are seen planting saplings in an adjacent park with the help of Rabbi Mijael Even-David from the Kehilat Hakerem Masorti Congregation.

The nursery and the congregation are on Sheizaf Street – a most appropriate name for the occasion as sheizaf is the Hebrew word for ‘plum’!

Pictures by Brian Fink

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