In both the list of four new years and the four times a year when the world is judged trees feature prominently. The Torah prohibits cutting down fruit trees because man is compared to a tree. Trees have the ability to continue producing from year to year. Planting in the Land of Israel is significant both from the land’s perspective and the people’s perspective. Our relationship with the Land of Israel is twofold – to live in the Land of Israel and to develop the Land of Israel (ישיבת ארץ ישראל, יישוב ארץ ישראל).
Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Women’s Event