Exodus 23:11 "But the seventh year. You shall let it rest and abandon it"

Every seventh year, the entire Jewish people would stop working in the fields and orchards.

During this year, the owners of fields are commanded to allow the produce to be collected and used by anyone who desires to do so.

This Positive Mitzvah reminds a Jew that everything belongs to HaShem.

It trains him to share and distribute his possessions with others in a generous way.

The needy person, taking advantage of the available produce, will not be ashamed. He does not have to stretch out his hand before the owner, nor beg for his food. No one will comment on the amount that he collects.