By COLlive reporter
Photos by Levi Nazaroff
7 ton of fruit helped create what might just be the world’s largest fruit salad at the Sharei Tzedek charity center of the Jewish community of Moscow, Russia.
Elderly residents patiently peeled apples, oranges, pears, clementines, lemons, bananas, pineapples and added in grapes in honor of Tu B’Shevat this week.
150 people took part in the effort, the results of which will be given free to fellow seniors in the city who are living in poverty or are homebound.
Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar peeled the final fruit and told participants that we are told to invest in fellow human-beings like the trees are taken care of.
Israel’s consul in Russia Yaakov Rosh participated as well and praised the center for assisting thousands of needy Jews in Russia.
Following the event, a Mezuza was placed on the Tefila L’Moshe shul located in the center which serves for daily prayer and Torah classes for visitors.