KI SAVO (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) — “A Basketful of Thanks”

… The farmer would go out to his field.  He would examine his olive orchards and his vineyards.  As soon as he saw the first bud that became a ripe fruit, he tied a string around it for future identification.  (“This Bud’s for You!”)  At harvest time, he would take that olive, or that cluster of grapes, or that wheat stalk and bring it to Jerusalem in a basket… 

After all the love and protection that G-d has bestowed upon His children, how dare we thank Him with a measly single fruit?  “Thanks for saving my life and making me a millionaire.  Here, have a raisin!”… 

Read more. 

Additional messages from previous years:

 “It’s Aramaic to Me!”(2008) 

“Gateway to the Holy Land” (2005) 

“How Could G-d Let This Happen to Me?” (2003)

“Blessings and Curses on the West Bank” (2002) 

“Let There Be Light” (2001) 

“Watch Out For WHAT Car?” (2000) 

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Published in: on August 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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