Sefer HaChinuch

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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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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Lessons of Shmittah

Lessons of Shmittah

The Gemora says in Sanhedrin (39a) – A student asked Rebbi Avahu, “Why did Hashem give us the mitzvah of Shmittah?” He replied, “Hashem told Yisroel, Plant for six years and leave the seventh – then you will know that the land is mine”. Rashi explains that this is so that we do not beceome

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