Shemittah and The Diaspora Jew: Part I

In a thorough and highly-organized discussion of the laws of Shemittah (the Sabbatical year), Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, disabuses us of the notion that it has nothing to do with the Diaspora Jew. In Part One, Rabbi Schachter discusses the Hetter Mechira and its impact on the permissibility of Israeli produce. What if the land was guarded or cultivated during the Shemittah year? Rabbi Schachter discusses this crucial question with dazzling breadth and clarity.

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