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    • Gary
    • 11.09.07 | 10:55 (IDT)

    The only solution for the Shmita year is for the government to pay the farmers a Shmita subsidy so they do not need to grow crops that year. This is the only solution. Then we can import all the produce the country needs. Maybe some of the money can be taken from the yeshivot, let them have a sabatical that year. The farmers are protected. And perhaps the blessing in the Tanach will come true once we obey the commandment. So that the produce from the 6th year will be multiplied and be bountiful that will last throughout the seventh year. "you will eat produce from the 6th year while harvesting produce in the 8th year.

    from the article: Observing shmita sensibly
    First published 00:00 10.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 10.09.07
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