Shemitah 101


Study the primary sources related to Shemitah and consider the following questions:

  • Why do you think we are asked to give up our land, our debts, and our servants every seven years?
  • How would practicing Shemitah help us as a collective and as individuals?
  • Where in your life can you be more "hands off" this year?

Curious to learn more about Shemitah and its relevance for today? Check out the Shemitah topic page.



Area of Work

  • FE - Family Engagement
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • AS&B - After School and Beyond
  • T - Teens

Resource Type

  • Lesson
  • Text Study

Resource Topic

  • Food
  • Israel - The Land
  • Jewish Tradition


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