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Storms Fail to Dampen Tu B’shevat

Despite stormy weather, the Jewish National Fund managed Wednesday to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, with several mass plantings around the country.

Yosef Begun, the former Soviet refusenik, joined with hundreds of children, tourists and veteran Hagana figures to plant trees alongside the Burma Road — the rough track built in 1948 to relieve the siege on Jerusalem.