Birkat ha Ilan (blessing trees)_311.
(photo credit: Mordechai I. Twersky)
For a brief few moments, yesterday, at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, the center of attention was neither the textbook nor a hi-tech laboratory, but a cluster of fruit trees scattered along its sprawling campus.
On this first day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, which the Bible
considers the advent of spring, scores of students and faculty streamed
from university buildings to recite the special blessing, Birkat Ha-Ilan
, for the blossoming of the trees.
to Jewish tradition, the blessing for the flowering tree may be recited
for the duration of the Hebrew month of Nissan.
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