There are also quite unusual among the Jewish holy places. A great example is the Oak of Mamre. A nice biblical legend tells about this old tree. According to it, Abraham was talking to God there. For these reasons, a unique tree is also known under the name Oak of Abraham. If this tree has really managed to survive to the present day, the oak has to be about 5 000 years old.
The ancient tree is situated in Hebron, in the monastery of the Holy Trinity. The oak completely faded in the late 19th century. Today, abbots make every effort to keep its trunk safe. Now, it is surrounded by special supports. A few years ago, new young shoots appeared next to the oak. A lot of amazing stories are associated with this sight. Many endow healing powers, while others tell about the ability of Oak of Mamre to give enlightenment.
The most amazing story is associated with the name of Philip of Luhansk, who in the early 20th century visited the shrine and took to homeland a sprig of already withered oak. He planted it near Ilinka station in Rostov region in Russia. In a few years, a lifeless sprig became a nice young tree, next to which a healing spring appeared later. At the moment, the old oak has a guardian. That’s a local resident, Anwar, who is caring for the tree. He is always happy to arrange guided tours for tourists, as well as to encourage them to buy uncommon souvenirs, which are bark of the ancient oak and its acorns. To the beginning - Temple Mount
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