Tuesday, February 03, 2015


HAPPY TU B'SHVAT: New Year for Trees in Israel (Tuesday night and Wednesday)

For all of us lucky enough and zocheh to be in Eretz YIsroel, on Erev Rosh Chodesh Adar, Wed. Feb. 18th, Bonnie (Bracha) Linder (originally from Baltimore) our friend, who now lives in Kiryat Arba, Israel, is planning to run a trip to the beautiful  Kibbutz Ein Gedi botanical gardens located in the Judean desert overlooking the Dead Sea.  Please fwd to anyone you think might be interested.

 "On the Road" invites you to a Trip for Women
Ingathering of the Exiles ... Plants
DATE:  Erev Rosh Chodesh Adar, Wed. Feb. 18th
TIME:   8:30 A. M. - 4:30 P.M.
Leaving from Tzomet Gush Etzion with pickup at Binyanei HaUma (additional stops as needed)

One of the stages of the Geula, the redemption, is the in-gathering of the exiled Jews who are dispersed among the nations. The Gemara also mentions that one of the clearest signs of the Geula is that the land of Israel will give forth her fruits plentifully.

We're planning a trip to the Botanical Gardens in Kibbutz Ein Gedi. The staff there have devoted their lives to making the desert bloom and reintroducing many plants that were once indigenous to Eretz Yisrael. Among these plants are a number of ingredients in the Ketoret (the incense offering in Beit HaMikdash).

* On the Road: Ketoret presentation with essential oils of the various elements of the Ketoret by Bonnie Linder.
* Upon arrival, the "Rabbi" of the Kibbutz, Mani Gal, will give us a tour of the gardens with an emphasis on the elements of the Ketoret.
* Tour of the remains of the ancient synagogue of Ein Gedi, including a mosaic floor. 
* Picnic lunch
* Craft workshop with Yaeli Gal and Mani Gal using palm fronds.
Yaeli will present the saga of the reintroduction of dates to Eretz Yisrael and then she'll instruct us in the use of the "scraps" from the palm tree for cute little gifts that could be used to decorate Mishloah Manot. 

Price: 200 sh.
For information and to register: call Bonnie Linder 02-996-3240
EMAIL: bonlin44@gmail.com

Happy Tu B'Shvat!!! 
Chava Shulman (and Robin Ticker)


Robin Ticker
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