Sunday, May 2nd. Four 1-hour Sessions:
Israel-based sessions, 11am -12pm ET
US-based sessions, 5-8pm ET
Hosted by Hazon & Limmud, on the upcoming shmita year.
The next shmita (sabbatical) year starts September 6, 2021 at Rosh Hashanah. In preparation for the coming shmita, we’ve partnered with Limmud to bring you a day of virtual learning on shmita. Featuring dozens of teachers, thinkers and presenters, including Ruth Messinger, Elie Kaunfer, Cheryl Cook, Nigel Savage, Mirele Goldsmith, David Krantz and more!
Traditional teachings about shmita shed light on a significant range of contemporary issues, including rest and work, relationship to land, relationship to community, relationship to debt and debt relief, definitions of community, inequality, and the issue of consumption itself. We believe that raising awareness about shmita is important in deepening our understanding of Jewish tradition, and in helping us to think through critical issues in the world today. We invite you to explore the shmita tradition with during this day of learning!