A FARMER harvests wheat in a field near Mevo Horon.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
This week’s Torah portion, Behar, deals with one of the commandments relating to the Land of Israel – shmita, the sabbatical year.Every seventh year, the farmers in the Land of Israel are to let their fields “rest”: “…the land shall rest a Sabbath to the Lord.”
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