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Grafting a tangerine branch on an orange tree
Question: I have an orange tree in my backyard. My gardener brought a tangerine branch and said he cold graft it onto orange tree and it would make very good fruit. Can I let him do that?
Watch Wonders of Creation: Ecology in Slow Motion
Maimonides says that contemplating the natural world and its awe-inspiring wonders leads one to love of G-d. Watch and be inspired
Question: Hello to the Rabbi, A few years ago, I planted a passionfruit vine in my garden. It was very beautiful at first but now it’s a different story. It spread all over my yard covering other plants and fences etc. It has grown completely out of control. I planted to make the fence look nice and I never ate the fruit, is it permitted to uproot the vine?
Kilayim in cotton balls
Question: I am a nursery school teacher and I wanted to give the children seeds to plant on cotton balls. Every child brought different types of beans and seeds. Some peas, some beans. One child brought beans and peas and wanted to plant them together. Is there a problem of Kilayim?
Reading the Megillah with a Hearing Aid
Question: We have a beautiful Baal Koreh in the Bet Knesset who everyone loves his Kriat HaMegillah. However, some members asked since he has a Hearing Aid can he read for the Klal since he can’t hear without his Hearing Aid, maybe he is exempt from the Mitzvah?
Kilayim Between Trees and Vegetables
I work in a Nursery School and in that Nursery School we have a garden. On last Tu BeShevat we planted an apple tree there. At the end of the year planted tomatoes. I just realized is there a problem of Kilayim (cross-breeding). If so, what should we do?
Can Plants Play Music? Watch an Amazing Experiment
Watch an incredible experiment that has gone viral on social media
Carnivorous Plants in Action - Watch
The plant captures its victims in wondrous ways that only The Creator can design. Wonders of Creation
Is There Life on Other Planets?
Human beings have always asked the question: Do plants, animal life, or even sophisticated cultures exist on other planets? What Does the Torah have to say About this?
Purpose of insects
What is the purpose of insects like flies, mosquitoes, etc.?
Creeping Plants Invade an Abandoned Fishing Village in China
This is what happens when people abandon their place of residence, and an entire village is left deserted without a living soul
Wonders of Creation: The Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse
Take a peek at the incredible lives of Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorses - the tiniest of all existing varieties. Since the swimming skills of the seahorses are close to zero, most of the time they tend to cling to various water plants with their tails, so they won't get carried away. They feed on worms and small crustaceans that pass them by
Watch: This is what Happens when you Try Catch a Skunk
Do not mess with a skunk: Skunks eat everything - plants, insects, rodents, lizards, frogs, snakes, and more. When they feel in danger, they discharge a sticky & smelly substance; its strong odor scares away enemies with ease
The wisdom of our sages
While watching a lecture by Rabbi Zamir Cohen, he said things that the sages foresaw on the messianic period, e.g. that bread will grow on plants and we can take them easily and won’t have to buy them at the grocery store. My question is how do the sages know the future? How did they know that this would happen? During the period of the Sages there were no prophets. I would be grateful if you CAN direct me to a video on the subject.
Dear Rabbi, on the Eve of Shabbat, after I lit the candles and said the blessing I remembered that I had forgotten to water the plants and I was worried they would dry out on Shabbat. Therefore, I watered them and immediately after prayed by the candles. Is that ok? If not, what should I have done? Thank you in advance, Haddas
The Mysterious Lives of Plants
Scientists are discovering amazing facts about plants- their ability to feel and sense what humans are doing around them. These facts are corroborated by Chazal who received this knowledge with the holy Torah.
The Secret Life of Plants - Plants can communicate!
“King Solomon, of blessed memory – to whom God gave both wisdom and knowledge – knew everything in the Torah. In fact, his grasp of the Torah was so deep that he understood the secrets of all things including the language of plants, the language of trees and roots, ”
The Secret Life of Plants - Can Plants Hear?
Rabbi Yochanan said that while the voice is good for plants, it can actually damage wine, which improves far better when it sits in a quiet place. (Talmud Kritut 6b)
The Secret Life of Plants - Do Plants have Feelings?
In 1970, the leading Russian newspaper Pravda announced in an explosive headline: “Plants Speak. Yes, They Shout! Only to Avoid Embarrassing People Do They Keep Their Pain to Themselves.” The Talmud Mentioned this 1500 Years ago!