An original and exciting modern-day portrayal of the bringing of the First Fruits to the Beis Hamikdash
Illustrator: Yaakov Hanon
Bikkurim is a very special mitzvah. Every mitzvah is special, of course ...But the mitzvah of bikkurim is unique because it was a major event. Masses of Yidden participated, and it was always very moving and extraordinary.
The bikkurim were not brought by individuals, all the people of an area went together. They made their way to Yerushalayim in a huge procession, with singing and dancing. Many people joined them along the way. Can you imagine how wonderful the scene was? How much joy was in the air? How much excitement?
In this book-which is entirely imaginary-we will try to experience a bit of the simchah and kedushah we would absorb, if we had the Beis Hamikdash in our day.
Hopefully, Hashem will bring the geulah sheleimah and rebuild the Beis Hamikdash very soon, so we can once again bring our bikkurimthere, with great joy, each and every year!