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Shemittah (Sabbatical Year)

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Shemittah (Sabbatical Year): the seventh year in the seven-year agricultural cycle, when the land is left to lie fallow
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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?
Shemita: an oasis of calm every seven years
The parshah of Behar opens with the mitzvah of Shemita, the grounding injunction to refrain working the Holy Land’s soil every seven years. This ground-breaking class uncovers treasures buried just beneath the crust of this most unusual biblical commandme...
Shemitah and Loan Amnesty, Lesson 1
Learn the foundational principles and central laws of the Sabbatical Year, known as Shemitah, which is a year of rest and release for both land and money.
Life Lessons from Parshat Behar
The Torah specifically links the mitzvah of resting on the Sabbatical year to Mount Sinai. This demonstrates a powerful lesson in the proper approach to work and higher living.
Practical Parshah - Behar
The agricultural restrictions of the seventh (shemita) year, how it is practiced by Jewish farmers in the Land of Israel today, and how it affects kosher consumers.
In my humble opinion—and apparently, Joel, you concur—this is the most difficult of G‑d’s promises to swallow and act upon. But He really means it, and that’s why He is so disturbed by the lack of trust.
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