Tu B’Shevat is More than Trees — It’s About Our Link in the Chain (Recently Published in the JWeekly)
...there are times in life when we are not the center, times when we need to step back and give each person “their plant,” a place to be themselves, to share their voice, the space to grow... Stepping back to allow for growth is a major theme of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday of the trees. We plant trees knowing that we might not enjoy their shade or their fruits. It is a selfless act that reminds us that there is more to the world than us ...