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On the slopes of the hills surrounding Jerusalem blooms a forest, the Jerusalem forest. Again and again, this unique habitat, the hills and the forest, are threatened.


Record-Breaking Tree Planting Reported

Posted on 2/13/2013 by in Israel Israel Today JNF Tu Bishvat Purim Efi Stenzle Carmel

Israel Today staff and the people of Israel celebrated the Tu Bishvat holiday by planting trees. The Jewish National Fund reported that a record 600,000 trees were planted over the holiday. Israel Today joined over 260 cities, towns and communities throughout Israel and hundreds of thousands of Israelis participated throughout the country to make the record possible.

JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzle estimated over a million new saplings were planted throughout Israel throughout the week in forests and parks nationwide. Israel, he added, "is the only country in the world to have more trees in the 21st century than in the previous one… We're creating a green lung that will benefit all of us." 

Purim, celebrated on February 23rd, is also a holiday of renewal for the Jewish people. You can help Israel Today in its commitment to revive the land of the Carmel in the north of Israel, where a fire has devastated the area. 

Help be a part of the rebirth of the land by planting a tree in Israel Today's forest and be a blessing unto the land. Click here to contribute a tree to our forest today.