"A sheaf of wheat in the field bends in the wind from the weight of its seeds, for they are many." – Matityahu Shelem
The festival of Shavuot, originally a purely agricultural holiday, transformed over time into a holiday of agricultural, historical, and religious significance, much like the other two pilgrimage festivals, Sukkot and Pesach.
We will examine its agricultural roots in the wheat harvest through poetry, music and visual arts. And so, we bring you a look through an arts & culture lens of chita (חיטה, "wheat") and the humble yet full of promise shibolet (שיבולת, "spike of wheat").