The Mitzvah of The Harvest

On Thursday, the second day of Hol haMo’ed Sukkot, KSDS 6th graders and our visitors from Ashkelon experienced the harvest festival at Kayam Farm at the Pearlstone Center. The students participated in a variety of activities that illustrated the mitzvot pertaining to the harvest, such as the rule that farmers must leave the corners of their fields for the poor, and that harvesters must leave any produce that they drop for gleaners. The students helped pick some the late-season vegetables and cleaned out garden beds for next year. They also had the opportunity to make friends with Kayam Farm’s chickens and goats, and to enjoy a nice autumn day outdoors.