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Much of the following material is taken from
, a work published in 1953 by the Youth Department, Head Office, Jewish National Fund, Jerusalem, Israel, AhvaPress. The Jewish National Fund office has given permission to share this early editionwith you for Shavuot as Jewish Freeware. Yehuda Haezrahi edited
,and the title pages indicate that it is or was intended to be part of a larger JNF FestivalSeries; unfortunately I only was able to find this book. The original grammar, spelling, presentation and transliteration has been retained, and I know that you will find as did Iwonderful nuggets of phrase and translation in this recovered publication.We should all be grateful for their encouragement and support which reaches us fromEretz Yisrael, the land of Israel, and also from Am Yisrael, the People Israel, theearly fruits of a young Jewish State. Today, some 50 years later, parallel to the 50 days between Pesach and Shavuot, we are grateful, celebrating not only the agricultural first-fruits of Israel praised internationally, recalling our historical tradition of Sinai todaythrough our study of Torah, but also through re-issuing some of these wonderful wordsand stories. For that reason you have 50 pages in this issue for Shavuot.How can we, each of us, respond to this wonderful gift from the Jewish National Fund?Share them with your family and friends. Read the stories with your family on the eve of Shavuot (or beforehand). Plant a tree in Israel, and then - go to Israel at least once a year to water it! And take your family with you!
May this Shavuot be a fulfilling
Festival Of Weeks
Festival Of Reaping
A Time Of First-Fruits
The Finale ToThe Sefira
(TB Rosh HaShana)
The Season Of The Giving Of The Torah
(fromthe Festival liturgy)
for you, your family and your community.
Barry Dov Lerner