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News and updates about Shemita

You can Still Share in the Mitzvah & Brocha of Shmitta

The Jewish people were kicked out of the Land of Israel since they did NOT keep 70 cycles of Shmitta.

You can Still Share in the Mitzvah & Brocha of Shmitta

Rabbis: Buy Israeli during shemita, don't strengthen Hamas

Leading Religious Zionist rabbis say it is preferable to buy Israeli produce during shemita year than to buy foreign produce.

Rabbis: Buy Israeli during shemita, don't strengthen Hamas

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

Times of India Blames Shemita for Financial Disasters

According to Indian paper, Jewish year of agricultural rest has a history of coinciding with a global disaster or financial crisis.

Times of India Blames Shemita for Financial Disasters

Chief Rabbi Lau Asks Rabbis: 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