Agudat Shmita: How it all began:
Agudat Shmita was established in the year 2007 by Harav Simcha Margulies. While preparing for the upcoming shmita year that was then approaching in 2008, it became clear to him that although the mitzvah is one that comes with so many rewards and promises for bracha in the Torah: only very few fortunate individuals are able to actually fulfill the beautiful mitzvah of shmita.
An Idea is Born:
This led to the birth of a new idea: To provide inexpensive access to whomever wishes to fulfill this mitzvah and to turn an otherwise theoretical concept into practical application.
By acquiring agricultural pieces of land and selling them to interested individuals, who can then have the mitzvos of shmita fulfilled on their own land!
The Sadigur’e Rebbe, The Ikvei Abirim Zatz”al, staunchly supported R’ Simcha in this venture, and sent him to the Halachic Gaon, R’ Eliezer Stern Shlita (Gaon Av Beis Din of Shaarei Horaah and Rav of Western Bnei Brak) for further guidance. R’ Shmuel Eliezer Stern has since remained the Halachic Moreh Derech of Agudat Shmitah, providing direction and constant halachic supervision along the way.
How it Works:
We have one goal: To give every yid around the world, be it in Israel or the Diaspora, the opportunity to privately own a piece of agricultural land in Eretz Yisroel, thereby enabling him affordable access to actively perform the mitzvah of shmita.
The pieces of land are clearly marked and numbered, and registered in the name of the buyer through the reliable trustee – Agudat Shmita. The deal, in its entirety, is done with maximum precision to ensure the mitzvah is done with utmost hiddur. Therefore, it must be done in line with the Israeli law, which makes the kinyan complete.
Worry about the detailsso that you,
can relax and enjoy the benefits of being a fulfiller of this incredible zchus.
For the first time ever – shmita is practical, relevant and at your fingertips with the click of a button.
Hashgacha, and Cclose Monitoring
Agudat Hashmita is under the guidance of Hagaon R’ Shmuel Eliezer Stern Shlita from its inception and has received staunch support from the following rabannim throughout:
- Harav Hagaon R’ Shmuel Halevi Wosner Zatzal
- Rosh Yeshivas Ponovezh, Hagaon Harav MYL Lefkowitz Zatzal
- שיבדלחט”א Hagaon R’ Chaim Kanievsky Shlita
The rabannim were all extremely impressed and enthusiastic with the idea that the public will be granted access to an otherwise faraway and inaccessible mitzvah, whose holiness and merits are unsurpassed.
Since its first Shmita in 2008, thousands of Jews have merited, for the first time in their lives, to fulfill the mitzvah of shmita. By taking this step, you: Join the thousands before you who are already part of this incredible mitzvah, and the multitudes of rabannim who join every shmittah. Don’t miss this chance! Join Now!
There is no connection between the organization of Agudat Shmita that provides worldwide access to the mitzvah of shmitta and the organization Keren Hashviis, which provides financial assistance to farmers who keep shmita. For donations to farmers through Keren Hashviis, click here.