Behar (Israel): The Land's Sabbath

What is the connection between Sinai and Shemitta (the land's Sabbath)?

Rabbi Chaim Richman,

Rabbi Chaim Richman
Rabbi Chaim Richman

G-d loves the land of Israel just as He loves the people of Israel.

And G-d requires of the people of Israel to likewise love and honor the land, and observe her sabbatical and jubilee years.

"I am here", says G-d, and the greatest connection with Him is in Israel. Shemitta is the year of the most constant connection.