Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate Shavuot – Reason #5

The fifth reason to celebrate the wonderful festival of Shavuot!


Shavuot is Connected to the Harvest!

Shavuot was the first day to bring Bikkurim, First Fruits, as an offering to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Bikkurim were selected from the Seven Species known to grow in the Land of Israel:

Wheat

Barley

Grapes

Figs

Pomegranates

Olives

Dates

1 comment:

rivster said...

We have moved far from our agrarian roots. The Shalosh R'galim (Sukkot and Shavuot, in particular) help us reconnect with the earth which provides us with sustenance.