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Shmita Stories – Share Your Journey

Shmita Stories – Share Your Journey​

People around the world are making Shmita real in impactful, inspiring ways.

Join us in bringing this Shmita year to life with stories grounded in the values & teachings of the Shmita year. 

What Shabbat achieves regarding the individual, Shmita achieves regarding the nation as a whole.

Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Shabbat Ha’aretz

It is a year of social involvement, spiritual and ethical renewal, and deep environmental reflection;
It is a year of brotherhood and sisterhood, culture, spirit, family, and community;
It is a gateway in time – once in seven years, a renewal of the covenant between humans and the earth.
It is a year that leaves a distinct impression on the subsequent six years.

Shmita Israelite Declaration, signed by Israeli environmental and social activists along with members of the Israeli Knesset, 2014

Let's build a movement.

Shmita challenges us to create a social and environmental change.

What are you planning for the Shmita year?

Shmita themes Hazon will explore this year:

September (Tishrei) – Slowing Down: Planning. Slowing the Pace.
October (Cheshvan) – Food Justice and Food Sovereignty
November (Kislev) – Rest & Rejuvenation
December (Tevet) – Transformation
January (Shevat) – Ecological Reset
February (Adar) – Learning & Development
March (Nisan) – Land Health and Caretaking
April (Iyar) – Economic Justice
May (Sivan) – Spiritual challenge: Ritual and Embodied Practice
June (Tammuz) – Deep Systemic Change
July (Av) – Shabbat
August (Elul) – Community

Shmita Stories from Around the World

Read some of the Shmita Stories below. Then add your own!

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For more information on the Shmita Project, visit ShmitaProject.org.