“It is now the season of Tu B’Shvat, a joyful day in Israel when it is customary for children – and adults – to go on tree-planting and agricultural field trips. Diaspora Jews and supporters of the Jewish state traditionally contribute funds towards planting trees in Israel in order to support agricultural development of the land.

Israelis have a natural awareness of agriculture, as the Jewish state – in the land of “milk and honey” – produces close to 70 percent of all its food requirements.”
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