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PA Farm Trip 023

Kilayim and the Sustainable Jew

by Hannah Lee A Quaker farmer whom I’ve met recently tried to teach me about the principles of sustainability that he’s applied to his family farm, including a field rotation cycle of 18 years, in contrast to the Biblical seven years, culminating with the shmittah year.   This involves a series of conversations that has not ended, but I wondered what is in the Jewish tradition that is relevant to a holistic approach to our land? (more…)

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