"and prevent an atmosphere of factionalism and settling of accounts among officers" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • The tree
    • 24.08.10 | 15:01 (IDT)

    Aren't the branches the factions of a tree? And how could a tree live without branches? Only a palm-tree (Tamar) raises without making any branches but on its top. If the palm-tree reminds us of beaches and coconuts, spiritually it symbolises a Judaism confined on itself, preventing the branches from getting out. But, at the end, the branches come out anyway.

    from the article: Challenges facing the 20th chief of staff
    First published 01:37 24.08.10 | Last updated 01:37 24.08.10
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