A Unique Tree

The olive tree is a unique tree. They appear most everywhere in Israel, except for the desert regions. They are unique in several ways. First, they don’t loose their leaves. But additionally, in the fall harvest olives are either racked, beaten with a stick, and/or shaken off the tree. A large tarp is typically put on the ground to catch all the fallen olives. It is fun to watch how it is done.

In biblical days, olive oil was used to anoint kings, used in the Menorah lamps, eaten (of course), but also used in soaps and hygiene products.


“But I am like an olive treeflourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. For what you have done I will always praise youin the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.(Psalm 52:8-9).
Olive tree


A good friend of ours in Jerusalem is Moshe. In the video below he shares some wise life-lesson applications gleaned from the olive tree. He and his brother, Dov, have a biblical store called Shorashim. I highly recommend you check it out HERE.

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