Baal Shem Tov, or Besht — the founder of Chasidism —
Rosh Hashanah 2021 is the next Shmitah/Sabbatical year, when the Torah commands us to let the land rest, to share all the food, and to open our fences to the wild animals. It's never too soon to get ready by learning more about Shmitah. Here are some resources for study. The connection between Shmitah and Sinai also makes these good resources to study on Shavuot.
Download Genesis-Shmitah text study sheets:
"Genesis, Covenant, Jubilee and the Land Ethic" – 4 pages of Torah texts with commentary, plus study guide
"Genesis, Covenant, Jubilee and the Land Ethic" – abridged version with 2 pages of Torah texts"
"The Land Ethic" – study Aldo Leopold's masterpiece of environmental visioning
You can also get the study texts from: Jewcology.org.
Here are some other articles by R' David Seidenberg on Shmitah:
And here is where you can find lots more resources about Shmitah on Hazon.org.
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