What is Shmita, and when is it observed?
Every seven years, Jews in Israel, observe the biblical laws of shmita, the “year of release,” which is more widely known as the sabbatical year. This year, the Jewish year of 5782, shmita began on Sept. 7, 2021. The year of shmita reminds us that God is the Creator and Owner of all. The weekly Sabbath ensures that we have time to focus on God, our families, and our faith, and the year of shmita gives us time to focus on all three of those fundamental values — especially on faith. Learn more about primary value of the shmita year by visiting our resource page!