Taking a break from cultivating the land for the whole year sounds good in theory, but it can impact people economically in a major way. Most of us are not farmers today, but it is not hard to imagine the implications of such a step of faith. Taking a break from commercial activity and business once every seven days is manageable. But a whole year off? That is a challenge. Shmitah Rest requires a lot of faith. Jubilee requires an abundance of trust in Hahsem.


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