“It’s Elul — But Shmita Has a Long Way To Go, Israeli Farmers Say”

For some Israeli farmers, the Shmitah year still has a long way to go — another year, in fact. According to Dave Matkowsky, founder of The Shmitah Fund, observance of Shmitah does not actually end with Rosh HaShanah, the start of the new, eighth year. The time that farmers can replant, or begin their crops anew, actually varies according to the crop due to a combination of agricultural, economic and halachic (Torah legal) reasons…

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