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News and updates about Shemittah

The most difficult mitzva of all

Shmitta is the most difficult mitzva.What special relevance does the Mitzvah of Shemitah have to Har Sinai?.

The most difficult mitzva of all

Arab farmers falsely labeling produce, rabbis warn

Alert supervisor noticed missing pallet of cucumbers. "It was clothing, not vegetables," claimed Arab farmer.

Arab farmers falsely labeling produce, rabbis warn

The goal - Eretz Yisrael

Young religious Zionist Torah scholars: 'Once again, we delve into the mitzvot which apply only in the Land; Shemitta, teruma, maaser etc'

The goal - Eretz Yisrael

Meet the farmers keeping shemittah 'the way it's meant to be'

Am Yisrael Chai is supporting farmers who are keeping the laws of the Sabbatical year - you can support them, too.

Meet the farmers keeping shemittah 'the way it's meant to be'

Supreme Court allows orchard to be moved after end of Sabbatical

Supreme Court agrees to grant Meshek Achiya until after shemittah year to remove and replant.

Supreme Court allows orchard to be moved after end of Sabbatical

Watch: Rare Heat Lightning Bedazzles Jerusalem, Dead Sea

'We've never seen anything like this': stunned locals report odd lightning at end of Rosh Hashanah, as rains appear to be on their way.

Watch: Rare Heat Lightning Bedazzles Jerusalem, Dead Sea

'Shemittah' Bill to Halt Debt Repayments Passes First Reading

In the spirit of the Shemittah, the Knesset on Monday passed on its first reading a law to prevent debt collection for 3 years.

'Shemittah' Bill to Halt Debt Repayments Passes First Reading

Jews to Replant Olive Trees Uprooted by Arabs, Despite Shemittah

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

Jews to Replant Olive Trees Uprooted by Arabs, Despite Shemittah

Chief Rabbi Lau Ensures Highway Building Observes Shemittah

Rabbi Lau heads down to the field to plan Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway work and make sure it doesn't breach agricultural sabbatical.

Chief Rabbi Lau Ensures Highway Building Observes Shemittah

Jerusalem Science Contest Marries Torah with Scientific Research

The Walder Science Center's annual contest sends a message: Torah and science do not contradict each other.

Jerusalem Science Contest Marries Torah with Scientific Research

'Jewish Religious Economy is Capitalist and Socalist'

Rabbi behind new Shemittah Park initiatives explains what the agricultural sabbatical teaches us about Jewish socioeconomics.

'Jewish Religious Economy is Capitalist and Socalist'

After Haredi Demands, Gaza Produce to be Sold in Israel

For the first time since 2007, produce from Hamas-controlled Gaza will be available in Israeli vegetable shops.

After Haredi Demands, Gaza Produce to be Sold in Israel

Turning Hamas Rockets into Fruit Trees

New project asks for help planting 100,000 fruit trees in response to 1,000 Hamas missiles by Jewish New Year for the Shemittah year.

Turning Hamas Rockets into Fruit Trees

'Model Farms' to Feature Shemitta in Action

Farmers and students will be able to learn all about the Shemitta year at special "model farms" run by the Agricultural Ministry.

'Model Farms' to Feature Shemitta in Action

Special Knesset Subcommittee to Help Manage Shemittah

The Knesset on Monday established a special subcommittee to specifically deal with shemittah-related issues.

Special Knesset Subcommittee to Help Manage Shemittah

Govt. to Fund Shemittah Observance With NIS 100 Million

The government is to set aside NIS 100 million in funding to help promote proper observance of the seventh-year shemittah sabbatical.

Govt. to Fund Shemittah Observance With NIS 100 Million