October 1, 2014

Shmita

In Israel, biblical land-use laws call for creative workarounds


JERUSALEM — On Friday (Oct. 3), when Israeli Jews sit down for their pre-Yom Kippur meal, prior to the Day of Atonement fast, many will be discussing where to buy their produce during this agricultural sabbatical year. That’s because this Jewish New Year, 5775, is a sabbatical year, when, according to

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