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Sabbatical and Jubilee Cycles

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Results 1-10 of 40 Sabbatical and Jubilee Cycles
Mundanity, holiness and beyond—a study of the spiritual significance of the Shemittah and Jubilee cycles.
Shemittah A Year of Faith
The Shemittah (Sabbatical) Year—its laws, traditions and timeless messages.
What Is Shemittah? The Sabbatical Year basics: absolution of loans, desisting from all field work, and the spiritual objective of all the above.
As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land, The first cycle started after the years of conquering and dividing the land, in the fifteenth year after they crossed the Jordan River (1258 BCE). they began to count and observe seven-year cycles. Every cycle...
When is the next Sabbatical year, and how is this calculation computed?
Six reasons for the Sabbatical year: The soil, a macro-Shabbat, making up for six years of Shabbats, a lesson in faith and humility, unity, and liberation.
It was in 1950, after we had completed our army service. At first we lived in tents, in the middle of a barren wilderness. At that time, there were not yet water pipes reaching our moshav. We had to content ourselves with what could be grown in dry,...
Question: I am owed money by Jews for goods and services provided over the past few months on credit. I expected all of the outstanding invoices to have been paid by Rosh Hashanah, but it’s beginning to look like some will not be paid by then. I did not...
We are forever asking: What is the reason? What is the meaning? We ask this question of all commandments and all occurrences, even those we supposedly understand . . .
We can talk at great length about our faith in G‑d and our trust in His absolute wisdom, goodness and beneficence. But do we put our money where our mouths are?
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