Finding Meaning in an Ancient Farming Law
Why Shmita, the commandment to let Israel's farmland rest every seven years, is relevant even for today's urban Diaspora Jews.
Your relationships with others can only be real if they rest on honest assumptions.
Sharing is Letting Go of Control
Letting go is hard work, but loosening our grip will ultimately make us feel freer.
Who Does the Land Belong To?
Behar affirms that the land belongs to God, and the land must be permitted to observe its Sabbaths, too.
Shmita and Climate Change
If we ignore God's will that we care for the earth now, we risk losing everything in the future.