Fertility Plants

Every subject under the sun can be found in the Bible – even aphrodisiac and fertility-enhancing plants. In Genesis, Reuben goes into the wheat fields at harvest time and finds mandrake plants,...

The Tale of the Etrog

It was the morning of the first day of Succot and the moment of the Hallel prayer of praise and supplication, recited while holding the lulav, etrog, myrtle and willow, had arrived. Yet instead of li...

Abundant Harvests from Mountain Tops

Psalm 72 foretells the Messianic age, when heretofore imaginary phenomena – such as universal peace and prosperity – will become real, replacing the strife and poverty the world has known...