Shmitah - The Sabbatical Year
"But in the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of rest unto the land, A Sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard."
Leviticus 25,4.
  • Shmitah - The Wisdom of Letting Go

    The Torah instructs the people of Israel to refrain from working the land every seventh year, for that entire year. Underlying the commandment of the sabbatical year are social and spiritual concepts.
  • Caring for our Forests, also during Shmita

    What does this mean in practice? A conversation with KKL-JNF Forester and Seed and Nursery Department Director Hagay Yavlovski.

  • KKL-JNF Plant Nurseries and Shmita

    What changes at KKL-JNF nurseries during Shmita?
  • Chief Rabbinate Shmita Guidelines for KKL-JNF

    KKL-JNF conducts its forestry work in accordance with the special instructions for the Shmita year as formulated by Israel's Chief Rabbinate.
  • Fruit of the Earth - a Shmitah Year Program

    Fruit of the Earth is a special educational program for the Israeli Sabbatical Year, created by the KKL-JNF Youth and Education Divison for schools and youth groups.