Shmita and Anshei Chu”l (2) – 5768

Rabbi Nechemya Taylor Torani Advisor to Torah Miztion   In the previous section, we discussed the prohibition against taking peyrot shvi’it (shmita produce) to chu”l, and we introduced a number of related questions: 1. Does the prohibition apply to the one...

Shmita and Anshei Chu”l (1) – 5768

Rabbi Nechemya Taylor Torani Advisor to Torah Miztion   As we all know, 5768 is a shemitah year. While most related halachot affect only residents of Eretz Yisrael, shemitah does have certain implications and ramifications for our brothers in the Diaspora as...

What Can We Learn From Shmitah? – 5768

Rabbi Eliad Skuri Former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City   With the advent of the shmitah year here in Eretz Yisrael, we were confronted with a whole slew of halachic questions. Although most of these are practical issues, shmitah also introduces a number of universal...

Shemittah – 5767

Rabbi Moshe Har-Noy Former Rosh Kollel in Detroit   The Shemitah (Sabbatical) year is soon approaching, and, as with any other important task, we must prepare. The Torah warnedAm Yisrael that if they do not observe Shemitah properly, the punishment will be...