'Bikkurim' at the Presidents' Residence in Jerusalem
Israeli President SHIMON PERES receives a basket with the best of Israel's dairy products from farmers from across the country. The President hosted a Bikkurim Festival for the Shavuot holiday, celebrating the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Also referred to as the Harvest Festival, in ancient times Jewish farmers brought their first fruits of the season to the Temple in Jerusalem as offerings.