Tu B’Shevat is the special holiday of planting trees in Israel and this year – on Tu B’Shevat (Monday, Jan 25) – a new vineyard will come to life in Gush Etzion in memory of Ezra Schwartz.
Ezra was a young American Yeshiva student tragically murdered last November, together with two other Jews. In his memory – people all across the world – are being asked to plant at least one tree in this special vineyard via a very unique website.
Ezra’s parents and grandparents fully support and endorse this project and actually planted the first trees in this vineyard when they visited Israel last month. A special, moving one minute video was made with his parents and grandparents talking about this project and planting the first trees.