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Pres. Rivlin Receives ‘First Fruits of the Field’ for Shavuot

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

President Reuven Rivlin is reaping the fruits of years invested in good relations with Israeli farmers.

On Thursday, the president and his wife Nechama received two big baskets of fruit and vegetables from the nation’s farmers, in concert with the tradition of bringing the “first fruits of the field” to Jerusalem on the eve of Shavuot.

In the time of the Holy Temple, reminded Meir Yifrah, a member of Moshav Ohad (near the Gaza border) and the secretary-general of the Israel Vegetable Growers’ Association, the custom was scrupulously observed, with farmers bringing their produce to the Kohanim (priests) of the Temple. Today, he smiled, they are bringing their produce instead to the President of the State of Israel. Along with Yifrah were farmers from every part of the country.

For 20 years, MK Rivlin was a member of the lobby that advocated for the farmers of Israel, working for subsidies when things got tough.

On Thursday, Rivlin offered to become an active voice for the farmers once more. It’s not a new move for him; Rivlin has always taken an interest in agricultural affairs, partly because his wife Nechama was born on a moshav (an agricultural cooperative community.)

Due to this being the shemittah – seventh – year, in which the fields are allowed to lie fallow, there are fewer varieties and less to offer, but what there is was brought and received with joy.

Torah Scroll Stolen from Moshav Bareket

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A Torah scroll was stolen yesterday (Tuesday, Oct. 28) from Moshav Bareket, according to sources from within the community. Bareket is located in the Shefela region, in central Israel.

The writing of the scroll and its intended donation was paid for by a woman in memory of her five lost children.

“The mother hasn’t stopped crying” since the scroll was stolen, a member of one of Israel’s branches of the Chabad-Lubavitch women’s organization, told JewishPress.com on Wednesday.

“Please let people know,” she urged. “Perhaps the stolen scroll will surface if the thieves try to sell it, and then they will be caught and we will be able to recover it.”

Security Sabotaged Around Jordan Valley Moshav

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

A chilling discovery was made Sunday morning by members of Moshav Hamra in the Jordan Valley — vandals chopped down and destroyed poles bearing electric power to the moshav.

The destruction by unknown hands signaled a plot to cut off power and communications to and from the moshav.

It might also potentially cut off the community’s ability to call for help in a terrorist attack.

The Palestinian Authority has insistently demanded that Israel hand over the Jordan Valley as part of the lands it desires for the creation of its hoped-for sovereign country.

Israel is unwilling to comply with this demand since the Jordan Valley has strong military significance. Relinquishing such a strategic location would be an act of national suicide.

District police told the Hebrew-language 0404 website that investigators were sent to the site and subsequently confirmed the attack appeared to have been carried out over the weekend.

2 Illegal PA Arab Workers Die in Moshav Fire

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Two Palestinian Authority Arab workers died and two other workers were injured early Tuesday in a moshav fire near Latrun.

The fire, which took place in a metal workshop at Beit Nechemia, did not pose a threat to any other property in the area and was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

Both of those who died in the blaze were present at the moshav illegally, according to initial data from Israel Police investigators. One of the injured broke both his legs jumping out the window to escape the fire. A second was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The owner of the workshop was arrested, as was the man who employed the illegal workers.

Punjab Farmers Learn Farming Techniques from Israel

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

A 10-member delegation of dairy farmers from the Punjab region of India recently visited Israel to participate in a training program about modern dairy farming techniques at kibbutzim and moshavim across Israel.

A member of the delegation, Karnail Singh, told the Times of India that weather conditions in Israel are similar to Punjab but that in Israel there are “special arrangements to control heat stress.”

Singh noted that many dairy farms in Israel employ such technology as solar systems that generate electricity for the farming functions. There are 776 family-owned farms and 163 cooperative-based farms in Israel.

The Punjab delegation also included veterinarians, researchers and staff from the Punjab Dairy Development Board.

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