Behar – Shlishi

What’s for dinner?

By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

Of course, having years in which the land may not be worked leads to an obvious question: “What will we eat?” G-d assures us that He’s got that covered. In the sixth year of the Shemittah cycle, G-d says He will triple production so there will be enough to eat through the Sabbatical and until the first post-Sabbatical crop is ready. They’ll even have enough to last them through a Sabbatical-Jubilee combination.

G-d reminds us that the land is really His, which is why it may not be sold permanently.

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