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Nature and Torah in Toronto

Date(s) - Sunday, August 20, 2017
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

Toronto Botanical Garden

10:30 AM Biblical and Talmudic Botany Tour of the Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave., North York

Enjoy the beautiful garden as you learn about:
– How a Jewish exile taught Americans that tomatoes are not poisonous, paving the way for pizza and ketchup
– Edible lilies, from Egyptian gods to your last bagel

8:00 PM Torah and Jewish History Through Food and Drink at the BAYT
Come see and hear nature and Torah as you’ve never experienced them before as you enjoy refreshments related to the topics of Dr. Greenberg’s illustrated presentation.

You’ll learn about:
– Noah’s wine versus Pharaoh’s beer: The barroom brawl and culture war that shaped Jewish history
– How the expression “land of milk and honey” changed from Moses’ blessing to Isaiah’s curse


The BAYT (Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation) is located at 613 Clark Ave. West, Thornhill.
Reserve a place by Monday, Aug. 14 at Admission is $15.

About Dr. Greenberg
Jon Greenberg earned his Ph.D. in agronomy at Cornell University and conducted research at the US Dept. of Agriculture and University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at synagogues and botanical gardens, and the author of Contact him at


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