On September 25, 2014 the sabbatical year begins in Israel. It is also called the “Shmita year” or a year that the land is allowed to lie fallow. During a “shmita year” Israeli farmers will not harvest or cultivate the land or prune any trees for an entire year.
The Israeli Govermant Ministry of Religious Affairs is currently arranging meeting with farmers from around the country to explain the different options available for Shnas Shmita – Sabatical Year
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