On the day I arrived in Israel 15 years ago, February 8, 2002, I planted an almond tree in my aunt’s garden.
There were some hard days for that tree and it seemed like it died. But it didn’t. It was busy digging into the land and strengthening its root system.
It rejuvenated itself, grew again, and began to thrive.
And now this tall, strong tree bears delicious fruit.
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