Today’s parashah begins as the Israelites are set to leave their encampment at Mt Sinai and head deeper into the wilderness as their resume journey to the Promised Land. Its verses mark a movement … more
Native to the Mediterranean region in the Middle East, the almond tree reaches a height of 3-8 meters and has very deep roots. The flower buds color the tree in pink or white. The flowers bloom before new leaves sprout.
Grows in the Mediterranean Woodlands. The hips of the Dog Rose are an excellent source of readily absorbed vitamin C.
The wild daffodil (narkis matsui in Hebrew) grows from the Hermon in the north down to the Negev in the south. There are two varieties; one in the hills that flowers from November to December and the other in the valleys that flowers from January to March.
Ornamental poppies are grown for their colorful flowers; it also grows wild all over Israel and Jordan. Poppies can grow to be over 4 feet tall, and 6 inches across.
A species of flowering herbaceous perennial plant, native to rocky hillsides, shrubland, and woodland up to 1,200 m (3,900 ft) above sea level, from south-central Turkey to Israel and Jordan. Flowers bloom from winter to spring or in autumn.
Recent research by Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel has revealed that extracts from the yellow water-lily’s roots and leaves show promising results in improving chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Known as “tormus” in Hebrew, three Mediterranean species of Lupin (Blue Lupin, White Lupin, and Yellow Lupin) are widely cultivated for livestock and poultry feed. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)
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