Taking shmita to a new level

Yesterday New Jersey officials confirmed that a swastika covering several acres was cut into a field in Washington Township. Police found the swastika, hand cut in a corn field, while doing a routine helicopter mission over the area.

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Perhaps one of the most bizare aspects of the case:

The on-duty sergeant for the Washington Township Police confirmed this is the third cornfield swastika to show up in this area off Hankins Road near U.S. Route 130. The first was in 1998 and much smaller. Then In 1999 a larger one was found. Those

Why haven’t there been any incidences in the past eight years? Apparently the field was instead being used to grow soybeans, which don’t grow as tall.

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