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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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Preparing for Shmittah

Preparing for Shmittah

When the Beis Hamikdash stood, Shmittah did not begin on Rosh HaShanah, but thirty days before. This is called tosefes sheviyis. Just like we add some time onto Shabbos when it begins each week, we add some time before the Shmittah year. After the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed, Shmittah begins on Rosh HaShanah. There are

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A Child Speaks About Shmittah

A Child Speaks About Shmittah

Keeping Shmittah Today in Eretz Yisrael Shalom, fellow children! My names is Yitzchok Dovid and I’m from Eretz Yisrael. This coming Rosh Hashanah begins the Shmittah year which occurs every seven years. Eretz Yisrael’s land will rest from agricultural activity for an entire year. We’ll have to make sure that our Israeli fruits and vegetables

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A Journey Towards Shmita- The Tale of How We Found the Perfect Plot of Land

A Journey Towards Shmita- The Tale of How We Found the Perfect Plot of Land

Featured: The Shmita Association’s land-locating staff in a detailed diary entry recounting the process of locating the plot of land which will lie fallow during the upcoming Shmita year. Read about the inspections, investigations, hopes, disappointments and more. Here we go! Tuesday. After four days of travelling the width and breadth of Eretz Yisrael, trying

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Picking Peppers

Picking Peppers

Let’s speak to Eliyahu Saban, a farmer from Moshav Gadir, who’ll tell us how he’s going to get ready for the upcoming Shmittah.   Shalom, Eliyahu. What do you grow on your farm? “I grow onions, chives, bug-free vegetables and peppers. Now I am harvesting organic peppers for export. I planted them exactly a year

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