Right now, the weather here in Jerusalem is cold and wet. There is snow in the forecast for tomorrow! A day like this makes me want to go on a tour down to the Dead Sea only half an hour away where it is warm and sunny.
The acacia tree lives in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East. It can survive in very harsh conditions with only a tiny amount of water every year. You may remember the acacia tree from last weeks Parsha. Many parts of the Mishkan were made of acacia!