“Once There Was a Wise Man. Before he died, he called for his sons and family and told them they must water trees. ‘You have permission to earn a living in other ways, but make sure to water trees…’
“There is a tree that has many branches, each with its own fruit and leaves. Each branch, fruit, and leaf has its own special power. One has power to grant children, another to grant livelihood. Another heals a specific illness, while others cure more diseases. Each possesses its own unique power. This tree must be watered. If it were watered, it would have all these great powers…” From Rebbe Nachman’s story, “The Cripple.”
HEREIN LIES THE CHALLENGE OF THE HOLY CITY OF TSFAT, AN ANCIENT CITY OF TORAH AND SPECTACULAR SPIRITUAL TREASURES.