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If someone had told Naomi a year ago that she would be here, in Israel, wearing a white Shavuot dress, watching tractors and babies go around a field, and talking about a hot kibbutznik she met at a fish pond - she would have laughed.
It's Shavuot, and Kibbutz Hazorea in the Jezreel Valley is celebrating the spring harvest. Everyone is dressed in white. Little girls wear dainty flower garlands in their hair. Vintage tractors parade around a big golden field, and the kibbutz babies - those born during the year just past - are brought out on the arms of their parents and grandparents to join the procession: symbols of the first fruits of the...
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