The tree, as a motif, repeatedly appears in mythology and ancient tales, often representing a powerful aspect of nature. There’s Yggdrasil in Norse cosmology -- a tree that is central to all that exists -- as well as the one in the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve weren’t supposed to touch. The Torah highlights the important role trees play the environment, including a verse in Deuteronomy that forbids invading soldiers from cutting down a city’s fruit trees. This verse... More >>>