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Why Shmita?

Why Shmita?

The Sefer HaChinuch gave a few reasons for the mitzva of shmita (mitzva 84), these are his golden words: A. One of the roots of the mitzva is to instill the concept of the renewal of the world in our hearts and to draw a strong picture of this concept in our minds. G-d created

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Uncle Aryeh the Gardenner Prepares for Shmittah

Uncle Aryeh the Gardenner Prepares for Shmittah

Let’s visit Uncle Aryeh and see how he prepares for Shmittah. He usually has many different plants and trees growing in his yard. Hi kids! Sorry I’m not stopping to talk to you now. My time is short and there’s still a lot of work. Shabbos is coming and I still have a lot to

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Shmittah Restrictions in the Garden and Farm

Shmittah Restrictions in the Garden and Farm

Two Types of Garden Work Some activities aid the process of creating new plants. These are: plowing the land, planting seeds and pruning. They are always forbidden during Shmittah. Gathering in the normal way is also forbidden. All other gardening jobs may not be done to improve plants. For example, watering, fertilizing, weeding, spraying. They are

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