agricultural mitzvot
Tithes: A Reminder That Everything Comes from God

Tithes: A Reminder That Everything Comes from God

Agriculture in Israel is a joint venture in which God partners with the farmers. God promises that if the Jews are faithful to the Torah and keep the commandments, He will ensure that the rain will fall in its proper season and the land...

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Shemittah: Putting Your Trust in God

Shemittah: Putting Your Trust in God

In addition to the weekly Shabbat which was observed in the desert, Leviticus instructs the Children of Israel to keep the Shemittah. Shemittah (literally, ‘release’) is usually translated as the sabbatical year, and is described...

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Agricultural Gifts for the Poor

Agricultural Gifts for the Poor

Chapter 19 of Leviticus introduces agricultural-based charity: When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard...

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