Please check out the Short Video below
of our Fruit Tree School Program.
The program is endorsed by many prominent Rabbis and leaders.
Your students can learn about mitzvot that can only be done with trees.
Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange the program at your school.
AMAZING Psak (ruling) from Harav Efrati head of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Halacha for Agricultural Settlements בית מדרש להלכה בהתישבות and former assistant שמש to Harav Shalom Elyashiv, on how you too can partner with a farmer from anywhere in the world and SHARE in the mitzvot. AMAZING! Click Here
Students Questions answered:
Shalom! We are participating in the program. But we have
been asked a valid question. What is the mekor for saying there is a
mitzvah to plant fruit trees (as opposed to other trees or other things
that help Yishuv haAretz)??
Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia
Please see how Rav Melamed explains it. While it is certainly a mitzva to build and settle the land in many different ways, the Pasuk in Ki Tavo says:
וְכִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם כָּל עֵץ מַאֲכָל
This is specifically referring to FRUIT trees.
All the mitzvot that come along with that can not be done with non fruit baring trees. Such as Orlah, Neta Revai, Truma Gedola Ketana, Maaser Rishon Sheni Ani, Shmita, Bikurim, Klaim, etc... Tu Bishvat is the New year for trees precisely to calculate all those hallachot associated with FRUIT trees.
Many people have a tradition to have a seder tasting the 7 species.
Those species are from the different fruit trees that are praised in the Torah.
אֶרֶץ חִטָּה וּשְׂעֹרָה, וְגֶפֶן וּתְאֵנָה וְרִמּוֹן; אֶרֶץ-זֵית שֶׁמֶן, וּדְבָשׁ
These are the types of trees that we plant, the ones referred to in the Torah.
All the mitzvot of trees are then possible with the Fruit trees ב"ה
On a side note:
Many of the 5 million non fruit trees that were tragically destroyed in the Carmel fire last year were not native the land. Our trees are all 100% native and conducive to the environment.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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