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News and updates about Sabbatical Year

Rabbi Dov Lior permits tree planting in Negev in Sabbatical Year

Rabbi Dov Lior gives halachic permit to tree planting in the Negev in Sabbatical Year, saying this is part of the war for the Land of Israel

Rabbi Dov Lior permits tree planting in Negev in Sabbatical Year

Click here to help Jewish farmers and join the Dream Raffle

Founder and CEO of Am Yisrael Chai speaks about efforts to support Jewish farmers in Israel keep the sabbatical (Shmittah) year.

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Watch: Jewish farmers depart their fields ahead of Sabbatical year

Video shows the joy of farmers of the Kibbutz of Shaalvim as they leave their fields at the beginning of 'Shmita', the Sabbatical year.

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Good news for religious farmers

New fund seeks to support farmers observing Jewish laws of Sabbatical year, during which cultivation of land is forbidden.

Good news for religious farmers

Jews to Replant Destroyed Olive Trees

Residents of Kfar Adumim receive special rabbinic dispensation to plant olive trees, replacing trees destroyed by Arabs.

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Rivlin Launches 'Shmittah Project' to Help Poor

Project to help 5,000 families in need, evaluate how Israel handles poverty. Rivlin: 'All Israel responsible for one another.'

Rivlin Launches 'Shmittah Project' to Help Poor Families

Chief Rabbi Asks: Don't Fight over Shemittah

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi speaks at conference of 400 rabbis about upcoming shemittah sabbatical year, which raises controversial issues.

Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: Don't Fight over Shemittah