Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rosh Chodesh Shevat: "A Man is like a Tree"

Photo: Miriam Woelke


In Judaism, a man is often compared to a tree in the field. One of the reasons for this particular comparison may be that a tree and a Jew are constantly growing. A plant always grows upward, in contrast to animals and humans. Animals and humans are free to move to wherever they want but an animal usually acts according to its instinct. A human being has a choice between good and evil. A Jew can decide in favour of getting a closer connection with his creator under the condition that he behaves according to the Torah. According to the will of the creator. 

Like a tree we have the chance to grow but also connect to our roots.

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