Tu Bishvat - Idioms and Pearls of Wisdom
Read the Proverbs. Chosse two proverbs and draw a picture or write a few lines to describe the proverb you have chosen. If you can send your pictures or descriptions back to this page. Use "add comments".
"For Man is as a Tree in a Field"
A man is like a tree of the field
A soothing tongue is a tree of life
And he* shall be like a tree planted by streams of water [* the righteous man]
A righteous man like the palm tree shall flourish, Like the Cedar of Lebanon shall he grow
For as the days of a tree shall be the days of My people
Thy stature is like to a palm tree
Song of Songs VII:8
For wickedness.... kindleth [fire] in the thickness of the woods
... but the righteous shall flourish like foliage
Proverbs XI: 28
The fruit of the righteous is the tree of life;
He who sees a beautiful tree and a handsome man shall say:
"Blessed is He who indeed made beautiful creations in His world"
Talmud Yerushalmi, Brakhot IX:1
In a town without greenery, a learned person may not dwell
Those who cut down good trees shall see never sign of blessing
Tosefta, B'khorim II
As for man, his days are like grass:
like a flower of the field, so he blooms.
[The Torah] is a tree of life to those who hold to it