And In the Seventh Year: Shmita Then and Now

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Co-sponsored with the Haberman Institute. The Bible tells us that every seventh year will be a Shmita or sabbatical year. In the Shmita year, debts are to be forgiven, agricultural lands to lie fallow, private landholdings to become open to the commons, and staples such as food storage and perennial harvests to be freely redistributed and accessible to all.

How was this actually practiced in Biblical and later times? What does it look like in Israel today? What are the social and ecological repercussions of such a practice?

Join us for a panel discussion with Rabbi Dr. David Seidenberg and Bruce Spierer.

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For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Laura Naide


2920 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22204

Congregation Etz Hayim
2920 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22204