This evening after sunset (because the day has officially ended, and the holiday starts “tomorrow”) marks Shavuot, when G-d gave us the Torah to Moshe on Mount Sinai. This is the revelation of His words and teachings. It’s a time of joy and happiness. We celebrate often with a meal of dairy.
It also commemorated harvest times and festivals in days of old. In honor of my father and my brother, in their memories, for relatives who are no longer here with us, and in order that there be food still growing on earth for whoever might be here to enjoy it, perhaps for the poor, or those of us who can’t afford to spend eight dollars for a peach, in all of your honor, and in honor of the L-rd’s blessings and in gratitude, I planted a peach pit. Peace Out and Peach Out!
And the peaches were delicious in my Green Zeitim recipe (see “Green Zeitim” post, below).