Ruth’s Gleanings is inspired by the Book of Ruth in the Bible, and by the background command in Leviticus 23:22 that states, “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings left behind. Leave them for the…

Gleaning Common Ground

As we turn the corner from Thanksgiving, the Jewish community is celebrating Hanukkah and the Christian community prepares for Christmas. Just like there would be no New Testament without the Old Testament, without Hanukkah there would be no Christmas. Since the time of Genesis, God promised Israel a coming messiah…

From Harvest to Harvest — Passover to Pentecost

Wheat Harvest

The time between Passover and Shavuot (aka — Pentecost) is a journey of waiting and trusting, and the two harvest Feasts are inextricably linked. During this time, we count each day towards Shavuot by counting an omer (measure) of barley as directed…

Passover 2020: Why is this night different from all other nights?

This is a repost of an overview of The Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits that I wrote in 2015, but Passover 2020 has set a table like none other since the original Passover roughly 3500 years ago…

CHAG SHAVUOT - Joyous Pentecost

What is Shavuot? It is one of the 7 Feasts of the Lord as outlined in Leviticus 23. There are 4 Spring Feasts, Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Shavuot (aka Pentecost in Greek). There are 3 Fall Feasts, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement…

Ruth’s Gleanings

Bridging the gap between food waste and nutritional poverty, both physically and spiritually. Glean — Gather what is left by the harvesters; to learn bit by bit

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