Song of Songs 2:13
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13  The green figs form on the fig tree, The vines in blossom give off fragrance. Arise, my darling; My fair one, come away!

ha-t’-ay-NAH kha-n’-TAH fa-GE-ha v’-ha-g’-fa-NEEM s’-ma-DAR na-t’-NU RAY-akh KU-mee LAKH ra-ya-TEE ya-fa-TEE ul-khee LAKH

יג  הַתְּאֵנָה חָנְטָה פַגֶּיהָ וְהַגְּפָנִים סְמָדַר נָתְנוּ רֵיחַ קוּמִי לכי [לָךְ] רַעְיָתִי יָפָתִי וּלְכִי־לָךְ׃

 2:13   The vines in blossom give off fragrance

A grape vine in Kfar Tabor, Israel

Grapes, like each of the other seven special agricultural species for which the Land of Israel is praised (Deuteronomy 8:8), are a symbol of the People of Israel. The Sages teach that the vine is the weakest and lowliest of trees, lacking even a trunk. To produce wine, which is served at royal banquets, grapes are crushed underfoot. Similarly, the Jewish people are a small, modest nation. Often, they are crushed and trampled by others, but ultimately they will be raised to royalty. Additionally, the largest grapes hang at the bottom of the cluster, similar to the greatest leaders such as Moses who carried himself with great humility (Numbers 12:3).

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Song of Songs 2:13

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