August 31, 2021


Some of the mezuzahs I make come to you with the bark attached and others arrive bark free. But why? In the winter, when the tree is dormant, there is no activity in the cambium, an area one cell thick right below the bark. The sap is not yet rising.  But during the rest of …

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My Mulberry Tree

As a very young child, I adopted a sapling and named it George. It is not uncommon for children and adults to form close relationships with trees. We think of them as people, not to take away their “treeness” but to have them as our relatives and equals. The mulberry tree in this story never …

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