June 9, 2008
Today, on most kibbutzim, we celebrate Shavuot, Hag ha Bikorim. This harvest holiday, rooted in agriculture, offers gifts of dried fruit, breads, wheat to others in what commemorates a ritual of offering thanks for a rich harvest.
Today in some kibbutzim this festive holiday has been cancelled.
Here, in hot, hot weather of over 42 degrees C, the outdoor visits to the fields will be hard-going for most, but such is the cycle of life round here.
Happy whole wheat bread to all.
(rolls baked with whole wheat & bran – bon appetit)
-judih, june 9/08