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#Shavuot Saturday night. You know how Purim has the book of Esther? Shavuot has the book of Ruth. She accepted Judaism, her story took place during wheat harvest, & King David's G-Grandmother.
100 y.a. photographers recreated her story w dozens of pics. In Library of Congress.
2/ The Pics were taken in Bethlehem fields by American Colony Film Dept, some as early as 1898.

Pic 1. Ruth refuses to leave Naomi.
2. Boaz in his fields.
3. Boaz asks his worker "Who is she?"
4. Boaz tells Ruth "Glean here, no need to go elsewhere."
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Pic 1. Boaz invites her to join him & workers for meal.
2. He tells workers "pretend to forget bundles for her."
3. Ruth brings her gleanings to Naomi.
4. After harvesting, comes threshing. Boaz to Ruth: "Ready the shawl you're wearing & hold it" for 6 measures of barley."
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#Shavuot begins this Saturday night and celebrates the moment when the #Jewish people received the #Torah at Mt #Sinai. Today #God might have only had a 280-character Tweet, but thankfully we have threads! So here is an extended thought on the "Ten Commandments"...
What the Israelites heard at Sinai has become known as the “Ten Commandments.” But this description raises obvious problems.
First, neither the Torah nor Jewish tradition calls them the Ten Commandments. The Torah calls them aseret hadevarim (Ex. 34:28), and tradition terms them aseret hadibrot, meaning “the ten utterances.”
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