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  • Tight-knit Camp Towanga community mourns tragedy

    July 9, 2013 | 3:08 pm

    When a massive oak tree toppled over on a stage where five counselors were having breakfast at Camp Tawonga, killing one and severely injuring two others, news of the tragedy quickly rippled across the Bay Area Jewish community.

    Founded in the 1920s, the camp located near...

  • Falling tree at Calif. summer camp kills counselor

    July 3, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    A tree fell through a dining hall at a Jewish summer camp in Northern California, killing one and requiring four others to be airlifted to a nearby hospital.

    NBC News reported that a counselor, Annais Rittenberg, was killed.

    A Cal Fire spokesman, Daniel Berlant, posted on...

  • Israel to plant more than 3,000 trees to memorialize Newtown victims

    December 31, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.

    Hadassah has raised more than $61,000 toward the planting of trees honoring the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook...

  • Sapling from Anne Frank’s tree to be planted at Yad Vashem

    March 22, 2012 | 11:12 am

    A sapling from the chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary will be planted at Yad Vashem.

    The sapling, donated by The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, was taken from the 150-year-old tree that was toppled by a storm in August 2010. A fungus and insect infestation had...

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  • Buy your cute and cuddly diseases now, before they sell out!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 26, 2010 | 9:26 pm

    Maybe its just me, but what’s wrong with this picture?  There is a Medical company in Connecticut that started selling stuffed plush microbes, bacteria and viruses.  Yes, I said bacteria and viruses.  The plush toys are exact replicas of what a real microbe looks like.  There is a...

  • Israel offers good-will gestures for Christmas

    December 20, 2010 | 3:42 pm

    Christian Palestinian residents of the West Bank will be allowed to enter Israel, including overnight, for Christmas.

    The gesture is among several being implemented by Israel’s military and Civil Administration for Palestinians celebrating the holiday.

    Also, some 300 Christian...

  • Anne Frank’s tree collapses

    August 23, 2010 | 10:55 am

    The giant chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about several times in her diary collapsed in stormy weather.

    The tree, at more than 150 years old, had developed a fungus that weakened it, and it fell over Monday in heavy wind and rain, according to reports. Weighing about 27 tons,...

  • Fires of war can’t extinguish the magnitude and majesty of Galilee’s forests

    By Susan Freudenheim

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "We're all healing -- emotionally, psychologically, ecologically," said Paul M. Ginsberg, director of the Forest Department in the Northern Region Office of Keren Kayemeth Leisrael (KKL), the Israeli arm of the Jewish National Fund. He stood on a hillside looking over the Hula...
  • The city branches into the Tu B’Shevat business to make L.A. naturally beautiful

    By Jane Ulman

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Kiwi didn't look good. The branches of the 2-year-old African tulip tree were spindly, its leaves sparse and brittle, ready to snap off.

    "I think Kiwi hasn't gotten enough water and rich soil to survive. Or maybe it's frozen from the cold," said Alana Billik, 9, as she and her...

  • Reggae grows another Jewish branch

    By Karla S. Blume

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One of the most meaningful Jewish gifts would have to be the planting of an elan, Hebrew for tree, in Israel in one's honor.

    And in the case of Los Angeles-born musician Elan, no other name would suit him quite as well.

    His reggae and dancehall-inspired music has firmly planted...

  • Draw a Picture Win A Tree

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "For we are as the trees of the field; this means that our life depends on the trees." -- Sifre Judges 23



    To participate in The Jewish Journal's First Tu B'Shevat Art Contest, create a picture that you believe best depicts the quote above. Winners will be judged on creativity and...

  • Tu B’Shevat Lessons

    By Andy Lipkis

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish birthday or new year of the trees, is a really fun and lightweight holiday, celebrated mostly by schoolchildren. As a child, this was one of my favorite holidays. I loved planting trees and somehow felt very much at home with this simple way to participate in...

  • Go Hug a Tree

    By Julie G Fax

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Living in the asphalt-and-glass tangle of Los Angeles, it is sometimes easy to forget that we live in an area blessed with abundant natural beauty, from our gently folded green-and-gold mountains to our powdery sand, glittering sea and everywhere, the regal trees.

    Until this week...