Shemitah

What Is Shmita, the Sabbatical Year?

The Torah calls for Jews to work the land six years and let it rest in the seventh.

Sabbatical and Jubilee Years as a Social and Political Vision

Behind these biblical practices is a vision of how politics, economics, and relations to the environment should be structured that makes manifest spiritual concerns as well.

Shemitah, the Sabbatical Year, and The Jubilee Year (Yovel)

The Sabbatical Year and Jubilee Year provided for a period of both social equality and ecological recovery.

Stop the Machine! — The Sabbatical Year Principle

The biblical shemitah represents an alternative to the consumer society.