Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2
Jeremiah 32:6 - 32:27
In this Torah portion, God describes the laws surrounding resting the land and crops every seven years, as well as the Jubilee year every 50 years. God permits the use of slaves but provides stipulations including the obligation to eventually free your slaves.
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.