By Chef Chanah Auerbach, Masa Israel Volunteer Alumna
“A person is like the tree of a field…” – Deuteronomy 20:19
Tu B’shvat celebrates the birthday of trees; the beginning of the season in which the earliest blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. The New Year for the trees provides us all with an opportunity to do a little self-reflecting:
- An apple tree produces apples, what can I bring into the world for others to enjoy?
- Am I connected to a warm and nurturing community?
- How can I best live a “fruitful” life?
In my personal life, I am a gourmet living food chef. By eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, I am able to feel more connected to the Land on which I live. Daily, I try my hardest to help people...