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Homeschool (ENGLISH) - Shavuot, First Fruits & Zionist Art
Homeschool (ENGLISH) - Shavuot, First Fruits & Zionist Art

Mon, Jun 10


Virtual Tour

Homeschool (ENGLISH) - Shavuot, First Fruits & Zionist Art

Shavuot is celebrated as both the time of the giving of the Torah at Sinai, and the celebration of the land’s first fruits, or Bikkurim. The agricultural theme of Bikkurim plays a very important role in modern Zionism, and bikkurim is celebrated in the Kibbutzim. So what is it really about?

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Time & Location

Jun 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+3

Virtual Tour

About the Event

Did you grow up eating Cheesecake on Shavuot? Playing with water-guns? Or studying all night?

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot is a tricky one. There are different parts to it, and they don't necessarily fit at first glance. It's considered to be the date of the giving of the Torah at Sinai, the "Ten Commandments" that are now known throughout the West. 

The part that we're least in touch with is the agricultural aspect, which had a huge impact both on the early zionist artists from the Bezalel Art Academy, and the secular Kibbutzim. In fact, "Bikkurim" of the biblical festival of "First Fruits" at the end of a treaterous harvest season, has been turned into a secular holiday with dancers and tractors in the Kibbutzim.

Let's dive into the story of Shavuot from its agritulcural, art and cultural aspects, and learn to appreciate what inspires the early zionists who celebrated the land.

Schedule is listed in Israeli Time.

This tour is part of an annual course of virtual tours for homeschool kids, on a wide range of topics.

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This is a virtual tour delivered via Zoom.

To watch it you must have an active zoom account, and please make sure you know how to use Zoom's basic features: turn on/off camera and microphone, use the chat, and rename your account so it is not generic e.g. "iPhone5".   

This tour is approximately one hour long, in ENGLISH  with Q&A session in the end.  

After the tour, you will receive a follow-up email/WhatsApp with resources. You may also access the recording for a limited amount of time with a private link for you only.  You may register for the tour and ask for the recording only, and you may sign up for past virtual tours and watch them (for limited time). 

To find out about what virtual tours are available, please contact me directly.

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