Ruth 2:23
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23  So she stayed close to the maidservants of Boaz, and gleaned until the barley harvest and the wheat harvest were finished. Then she stayed at home with her mother-in-law.

va-tid-BAK b’-na-a-ROT BO-az l’-la-KAYT ad k’-LOT k’-tzeer ha-s’-o-REEM uk-TZEER ha-khi-TEEM va-TAY-shev et kha-mo-TAH

כג  וַתִּדְבַּק בְּנַעֲרוֹת בֹּעַז לְלַקֵּט עַד־כְּלוֹת קְצִיר־הַשְּׂעֹרִים וּקְצִיר הַחִטִּים וַתֵּשֶׁב אֶת־חֲמוֹתָהּ׃

 2:23   Until the barley harvest and the wheat harvest were finished

One reason that Megillat Rut is read on the holiday of Shavuot, also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost, is that the story took place during the barley and wheat harvest. Shavuot is referred to as the “Feast of the Harvest” (Exodus 23:16). It is the festival which began the season for Jewish farmers to make a pilgrimage to Yerushalayim to offer their first fruit and grain in the Beit Hamikdash, and when an offering of two loaves of bread was brought from the newly harvested wheat crop.

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