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Feast of Weeks Revives Old Harvest Custom in Palestine

June 13, 1929
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A revival of the Hebrew harvest custom observed in Palestine in Biblical days will be witnessed in the country on Sunday, following the Jewish population’s celebration of the Feast of Weeks, Shebouth, Friday.

The custom of the Omer, bringing offerings of the first fruits of the harvest to the Temple, will be modified by the Jewish settlers in the Valley of Jezreel, who will bring their offerings for the benefit of the Keren Kayemath, Jewish National Fund. Zionist agency for the purchase of Palestine land as the inalienable property of the Jewish people. Two points, Beth Alpha and Kefar Yeladim, were designated for the presentation of the gifts.

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