For Tu B’Shvat 2018, The New Year of the Trees

by Lawrence Bush

When God created Adam, God led him around the Garden of Eden and said to him: “Behold my works. See how wonderful and beautiful they are. All that I have created, for your sake did I create it. Now see to it that you do not spoil and destroy my world, for if you do, there will be no one to repair it after you.” —Kohelet Rabbah 7:13