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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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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.
An interesting look at how various laws concerning the Sabbatical and Jubilee years affect economics.
Exploring Rashi’s commentary on why the Torah links Shemitah to Sinai
Rashi maps out when the different elements of Judaism were originally taught and the Rebbe derives from it a fascinating insight into how we practice Judaism.
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