For Tu B’Shevat, Christians raise more than $10,000 to plant trees in Israel - www.jewishaz.com: Religious Life

For Tu B’Shevat, Christians raise more than $10,000 to plant trees in Israel

JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 10:03 am

For Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, more than 100 Christian Zionists raised over $10,000 to plant dozens of trees in Israel’s biblical heartland. The fundraising campaign, which was spearheaded by Rabbi Tuly Weisz, founder and CEO of Israel365, organized the planting of olive trees in the Jewish community of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion and in the Jewish section of Hebron.

“Our Christian tree donors are not only looking to help fulfill biblical prophecy, but to strengthen the Jewish presence throughout the land of Israel,” Weisz said.

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