Friday, October 21, 2011

The bounty of our land inside the sukkah

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On Monday morning some 10,000 people accepted the once-a-year invitation to see the President's Residence, the sukkah, and President Peres himself.
(My previous reports are here.)
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The sukkah was so beautiful!
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development designed the natural decorations.
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You might want to enlarge these photos to see the artistic details.


A pomegrante "tree."

"String beans" takes on a new meaning!

Vegetables, fruits, and flowers were grouped according to color: orange, green, white, purple, red.

Busy bees were making honeycomb.

Honey in an important symbolic food at the start of the Jewish new year.
We dip apple slices in honey and say the blessing to ask for "a sweet new year."
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7 comments:

Alice said...

Thank you, Dina, for such a beautiful post.

Hels said...

My grandchildren dress our sukkah each year and do a lovely job with the flowers and tinsel. But I have never seen vegetables used decoratively before. Clever idea.

Cloudia said...

These are images
that stir something
ancient
in the soul:
Harvest,
Home,
Peace.


Amen



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Sara Lorayne said...

I've never seen such beautiful and unique displays of produce! The bees were fascinating too.

DawnTreader said...

Lovely display of harvest colours.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

The pink in the displays adds a warm, delicate touch. I love this holiday because it such a happy holiday. Thank you for taking us inside this lovely display. I'm with Cloudia. The images are timeless!

VP said...

With all this you just reminded me how delicious were the carrots sold on the street in Israel...