Big tree 521.
(photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)
‘One day, Honi Hame’agel, a righteous miracle worker, saw an old man planting a
carob tree. Knowing that a carob tree takes 70 years to bear fruit and that
therefore the old man would not live to see the results of his labor, he asked
why he was planting a tree whose fruits he would never enjoy.‘Carob
trees were here when I was born, planted by my father and his father,’ answered
the old man. ‘Now I plant trees for the enjoyment of my children and their
children’s children’” (Talmud, Ta’anit 23a).
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