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Unique Inyan for Women to Purchase Land in Order to Keep Shmita

Unique Inyan for Women to Purchase Land in Order to Keep Shmita

The mitzva of shmita is comprised of both ‘mitzvos asseh’ (positive commandments) and a ‘mitzvas lo ta’aseh’ (negative commandment). The mitzvos asseh are that: one must let the land lie fallow, give the field a rest and render the produce of the fields ‘hefker’ (ownerless). And the ‘mitzvas lo ta’aseh’ is that one may not

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Letters from Jews Who Join the Initiative

Letters from Jews Who Join the Initiative

The following enthusiastic e-mail has just come in from a Jew in France who purchased a plot of land today upon which he will keep shmita during the upcoming shmita year! We are 100% sure that in the zchut of the love and joy in fulfilling this mitzva we will be zoche to the coming of Mashiach

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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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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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Shmita Dictionary

Shmita Dictionary

What does “Yovel” mean? What’s is an Otzar Beis Din? What is Tosefes Shvi’is?
What are pirchei noi, sfichin, chanatah and so much more?
Our Shmita Dictionary offers concise definitions of everything related to Shmita!

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