We work six days, and the seventh day, Shabbat, is consecrated to G‑d, a day to spiritually refresh and reconnect with our Creator.
In a similar vein, every seventh year is holy; the Shemitah (Sabbatical) year is a year devoted to strengthening our bond with G‑d, and specifically to honing our faith in His omnipotence and our trust in His kindness.
This year, the year 5775 since creation (Sept. 25, 2014-Sept. 14, 2015), is a Shemitah year. The articles in the following sections will explain this year's special observances and laws, as well as expand on its spiritual message and practical relevance in the 21st century.
Wishing you an inspiring, uplifting and meaningful Shemitah year!