The Shmita year invites us to connect to the land of Israel, not just the state. Though we live outside of Israel, and are not able to practice Shmita fully, we hope you can still add value and meaning to your Jewish journey by learning about the old/new tradition and connect to the land of Israel in new ways.
This short clip showcases one of the first settlements in the land of Israel, Mazkeret Batya, as they faced the dilemma of observing Shmita for the first time in 1889.
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We are Masorti Olami, the official International Movement of Masorti/Conservative Judaism, based in Jerusalem, Israel.