Sterling silver necklace seven species
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Sterling silver ethnic pendant handcrafted silver necklace.
Sterling silver jewelry - Israeli motif - The seven species - from The collection Flowers, species and birds from Israel.
Israel is well-known for its exquisite handmade fashion jewelry and every piece shows the care and attention to detail given to their work by the Israeli artists.
The Israeli jewelry we offer includes both traditional motifs and new and modern motifs from Israeli nature, flowers, birds, species.
The Seven Species (Shivat Haminim in Hebrew) are the seven types of fruits and grains named in the Torah (Deuteronomy 8:8) as the main produce of the land of Israel. In ancient times these foods were staples of the Israelite diet. They were also important in the ancient Jewish religion because one of the Temple tithes derived from these seven foods. The tithe was called the bikkurim, which meant "first fruits."
Today the seven species are still important agricultural items in modern Israel but they no longer dominate the produce of the country as they once did. On the holiday of Tu B'Shvat it has become traditional for Jews to eat from the seven species.
The Seven Species
Deuteronomy 8:8 tells us that Israel was "a land of wheat, barley, grapevines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of oil olives and date honey."
The seven species are:
- Wheat (chitah in Hebrew)
- Barley (se'orah in Hebrew)
- Grapes (gefen in Hebrew), usually consumed as wine
- Figs (te'enah in Hebrew)
- Pomegranates (rimon in Hebrew)
- Olives (zayit in Hebrew), usually consumed in oil form
- Dates (tamar or d'vash in Hebrew)
Length 45 cm. About 3 cm diameter
Made in Israel.
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