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A Date Palm Seed – As Old Methuselah

Initially thought to be botanically impossible, this successful project has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic and other publications. Today, Methuselah has a permanent home in the Arava Institute research park on Kibbutz Ketura. The hope was for Methuselah, a male tree, to be bred with a female to produce the same date variety eaten commonly in ancient Judea, where it was valued as much for its delicious flavor as for its medicinal properties. So valued was the tree that it became a recognized as a symbol of good fortune in Judea. The tree so defined the local...


The Biblical Story About Tamar - "Date Palm"

The following is a story based on Genesis Chapter 38. Tamar stands motionless beside the dusty road, waiting. She has removed her widow’s black garb and enveloped her face in a winding veil. Her name Tamar translated into English “date palm”, is a stately image, standing tall and upright in demand for honesty. Her life is stalled, as Judah, father of her late husband, refuses to give her his third son in marriage. And so she stands beside the dusty road, waiting for Judah to pass by and notice her. When he does, with womanly wile and a seductive smile...