“The life of all creatures and our own lives are One;
profoundly dependent upon each other….
We call our ancient scroll of wisdom, the Torah, a ‘tree of life’,
for it, like Earth’s great forests sustains us.
Torah teaches that creation, in its great diversity,
is harmoniously interconnected.
Like the trees, we too need strong deep roots for nourishment.
The uplifted branches of trees point to our future.
The Psalmist was right when he said,
‘like a tree planted by the waters, we shall not be moved.'”

– Rabbi Warren G. Stone