returning to pioneer rootsAugust 10, 2010 at 10:33 am | Posted in Adamah, adamahniks | Leave a comment
Meet Nachshon, a current Adamahnik and the new co-editor of our blog along with Jaclyn. Nachshon hails from Israel, where he just completed his army service. He came to Adamah to learn about environmentalism from a Jewish perspective—which, for him, is easier to do in the diaspora than in Israel. He enjoys being barefoot, sleeping in on Shabbat, and riding his bike. Nachshon believes that in order to repair the world (tikkun olam), we all need to truly listen to each other. A recent workshop on liberation and oppression, led by Joanna Kent Katz, was a particularly meaningful Adamah experience for him, as it allowed him to introspect in a comfortable environment. His advice to future Adamahniks: “be prepared to learn so much about everything and meet the best teachers!”
Favorite Jewish food: A Tunisian dish popular in Israel called shakshouka, consisting of fried egg in a tomato sauce served homemade bread.
Favorite Jewish holiday: Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv because the streets are filled with people riding bikes. It’s calm and peaceful and a “Day of Atonement” he can relate to.