Agriculture & the Omer
The period of the Omer runs from Pesach through Shavuot. It starts in the spring and ends as the heat of summer sets in. Before it was ever associated with mourning, the days that filled these seven weeks were more agriculturally focused. Join Ilana Goldstein Saks as she explores what the days from Pesach to Shavuot mean in terms of the relationship between Israel and the land.
Ilana Goldstein Saks has a MA in Bible from Bar-Ilan University, has taught in a number of midrashot and schools in Israel, and has worked in Jewish-studies curriculum development. She has also baked and taught workshops on bread and Jewish sources at an artisanal bakery. She lives with her family in Efrat.