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04/01/2014 03:28 pm ET Updated Jun 01, 2014

Celebrating Nissan: Blessing the Trees

Happy Nissan! This is the month where freedom blooms!

Did you know that with this new Jewish month comes a great opportunity to appreciate the beautiful trees and creations that make our Earth an amazing place to live?

From the Talmud -- Brachot 43b

אמר רב יהודה: האי מאן דנפיק ביומי ניסן וחזי אילני דקא מלבלבי, אומר: ברוך שלא חיסר בעולמו כלום וברא בו בריות טובות ואילנות טובות להתנאות בהן בני אדם.

Rav Yehuda said: When a person goes out during the days of Nissan and sees trees that are in bloom, say "Blessed is the one whose world lacks nothing and created in it good creations and good trees for the benefit of humanity.

Next time you go outside this month and see a blossoming fruit tree, make sure to say this blessing:

Baruch atah Adonay Elohaynu melech haolam shelo chasar b'olamo klum u'bara bo b'riyot tovot v'elanot tovim l'hanot bahem b'nay adam.