Cucumbers in Kedainiai

Church of the Holy Transfiguration, a Russian Orthodox Church. Note the third arm on the steeple cross and the onion dome on the right. The inside is adorned with ornate, wooden Baroque carvings. 

Last week I wrote about services and facilities for students with special needs. You can be sure that these conditions don’t exist today. Those horrible conditions weren’t the preference of the Lithuanians; they were determined by the USSR, which controlled the region. Today, Lithuania has a totally modern educational system. The Ministry of Education states that children are best educated where they can be best served—either in a local school or a special school. Parents, together with a school psychologist, decide where a child should study.

I'll tell you more about education in a future article, if you are interested. But this week, I want to talk about cucumbers and religion. 

Cucumbers were cultivated and eaten in ancient Egypt as evidenced by the Bible. Numbers 11:5 reads "We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garclick."

To read the full edition see the August 3rd edition of the Montgomery Herald