|"Ruth the Moabitess"|
|Ruth said, "Do not entreat me to |
leave you, to return from following
you, for wherever you go, I will go...
Your people shall be my people, your
God my God"
The reading of the Book of Ruth is one of the traditions of the holiday. Ruth, a Moabite and widow of a Jewish man (and a princess according to commentators), gave up her life in Moab to join her Jewish mother-in-law, Naomi, in the Land of Israel. She insisted on adopting Naomi's God, Torah and religion.
|And Naomi and Ruth both went on |
until they arrived at Bethlehem
|Ruth came to a field that belonged |
to Boaz who was of the family of
Naomi's deceased husband
|Boaz said to his servant, who stood|
over the reapers, "To whom does
this maiden belong?"
|Boaz said to Ruth, "Do not go to|
glean in another field...here you shall
stay with my maidens"
|Boaz said to her at mealtime, "Come|
here and partake of the bread..." He
ordered his servants "Pretend to
forget some of the bundles for her."
|Ruth carried it to the city and Naomi|
saw what she had gleaned
|Ruth came to the threshing floor and|
Boaz said, "Ready the shawl you are
wearing and hold it," and she held
it, and he measured out six measures
See more of the pictures here.
Unfortunately, we don't know when the "Ruth and Boaz series" was photographed, but we estimate approximately 100 years ago.
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