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Saturday, June 27 • 5:00pm - 6:10pm
The Shmita Year: Biblical Environmentalism and its Practice in Modern Day Israel

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Explore together, through a close reading of primary texts, the mitzvah of allowing the agricultural lands to lay fallow every seventh year of the Sabbatical cycle. Focusing on both the what’s and why’s of this particular mitzvah, we will ask some of the following questions: What was the intent of Shemitah to begin with? Where, and to whom, does it apply? How does it relate to broader Jewish philosophical concerns, like social justice and a relationship with Hashem? And how is it practiced in modern day Israel?


Gershon Albert

Rabbi Gershon Albert was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and became the Rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation of Oakland in July 2014, after finishing his rabbinic studies at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (YU) in New York City. Both Gershon and his wife Meira share a love... Read More →

Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - 6:10pm PDT
Knights Valley SC2081

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