Sefardi Beit Sefer

Working the Land During Shevi’it-Introduction to the Laws of Tending to Gardens and Flower Pots During Shevi’it

We have already explained that the Torah prohibits working the land during Shemitta, as the Torah states, “You shall not sow your field nor shall you prune your vines. That which grows on its own of your harvest you shall not reap and you shall not pick the grapes of your undressed vine, it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.” Let us now discuss some details regarding these laws.

The laws of working the land during Shevi’it apply only in the Land of Israel. Since we have many members who live outside of Israel and these laws don not really apply to them on a practical level, we shall not delve into these laws at length and we will only discuss the primary points. Following this, we shall discuss…

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