This month’s song is from Deuteronomy 26:8 – four words of thanks to God for the fruits of the land, as we celebrate Shavuot-Pentecost. Originally a pilgrimage feast to thank God for the early gleanings of the first fruits (for this reason the Book of Ruth is read in synagogues on Shavuot), it was later connected to the revelation and God’s gift of Torah to Israel at Mt. Sinai (for this reason many Jews stay awake learning Torah all night on Shavuot).
Eretz Zavat Halav U’Dvash
A land flowing with milk and honey