Tu Bishvat

The Aggadah
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Honi sat down to have a meal and he became sleepy. As he slept, a rock formation hid him. He slept for seventy years. When he awoke, he saw a man collecting beautiful fruit from the same carob tree. "Are you the man who planted the tree?" asked Honi. "I am his grandson" replied the man. Honi realized that he had slept for seventy years!

Honi remembered the words of the man who planted the tree and told his grandson: "Your grandfather was a good wise man. He told me seventy years ago that you would enjoy the fruit of this tree and you would bless him for that".

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