Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jews and Dates


"Rabbi Levi said: Like a date – A date has only one heart, so Israel has only one heart for their father in heaven."

(Talmud, Succah 45b)

[The idea of 'one heart' may be that most trees have branches that shoot off in different directions, while date palms are single-trunked until the lulavim at the top.]

Have a great day,

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