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
For me, ALS has not been so draining because I really can’t do much . . .
What makes Judaism distinctive is its commitment to both freedom and equality, while at the same time recognizing the tension between them.
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.
Ben laughed to himself. How could you think they would rest first? But Mr. Benson didn't laugh. "Good question," he said...
Faith is measured by actions, as is demonstrated by the Shemittah year—and the weekly Shabbat.
What is the greater wonder—G‑d’s ability to perform miracles, or our ability to trust in them?
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?
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.
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 . . .
What is Judaism’s economic system? Is there one? In promoting free enterprise, the Torah is clearly capitalistic. But it is a conditional capitalism, and certainly a compassionate capitalism.
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