Maggal - מַגָּל

Updated: Jul 18, 2021

Pronunciation: Mag·gal

Literal translation: Sickle, bagging-hook, reaping-hook


What's the difference between scythe and sickle?

A sickle is a single-handed agricultural tool while a scythe, with you need to use both hands. A sickle is also used for harvesting or reaping grain crops.


What does this have to do with Israel?

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot is quickly approaching which marks an all-important wheat harvest in Israel.

 

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