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Oct 9, 2007

post on my mind

Sorry for the dearth of posts. The one thing, aside from politics which I have been trying to post less and less of, that I keep thinking about nowadays, especially when thinking about posting, is a shmitta related post.

Shmitta is at the forefront of my thoughts right now and I really want to write a comprehensive post on the topic. The problem is I still have a bunch of issues that are unresolved and questions that bother me regarding shmitta. I am doing a lot of research and trying to come to some answers. When I do, I will write the post.

In the meantime, my blogging might be spotty, or even worse, weak.


  1. Some residents of RBS A (not B) aren't watering their grass during shmitta... and it's already a nice sandy brown color. Unfortunately more and more people are following suit so one will think (chas veshalom)that they're apikorusim. Seven years from now, yiras shamayim yidden will stop cutting their beards. Oy.

  2. I am not sure what you mean... they should cut their beards? they should not? why only in seven years will they stop? I am a bit slow on the draw today so please explain....

    I water my tree when I feel it is desperate for water. Then again, that is how often I water it the other six years as well. That might even be why any fruit that grows on the tree dies pretty quickly... hmmmm

  3. You absolutely ARE allowed to water grass during shmita, although:


    Also see this:


  4. i look forward to your shemitah post. living in america i really know so little about it and i am interested in how it affects israelis on a daily basis.

  5. Know this: It takes getting used to. You can't just throw away your salad remnants, your soup remnants, your peels, etc...

    And if you buy Israeli products, it will affect you too- and not just for one year, but for 3 or so! For us here in the land of Israel, veges now, then fruits soon as well. Juices will be later on (next year?), and wines, etc... will be after that.

    It sure makes one cognizent of HaShem's intimate connection with us.

    You should be zocheh to feel it as we do, which can ONLY be done here in Israel.

  6. what about mezzonot? (wheat,etc)


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