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Shula looks around the simchah hall; the turquoise and gold decor her sister-in-law Margalit chose, the crush of guests, most of whom aren’t there for her at all, though it’s her Bentzy’s bar mitzvah, too. A rush of resentment makes her skin prickle. She was pressured into this joint bar mitzvah, all because of her age. She is 52, the age of a winter’s day, the most tiresome age there could be, except 14. Sixty had glamour. People listened to you at 60. At 50, you were irrelevant.
This the season for dried fruit — especially figs and dates — to grace your Tu B’Shvat table. These shriveled-up fruits aren’t just tasty, they’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals. You can even make dried fruit in your own oven.