" The Sabbath Year
The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the LORD. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you—for yourself, your manservant and maidservant, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you, as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten." - Leviticus 25:1-7
Would you imagine that modern-day Jews find it possible to adhere to this scripture? Well, wonder no more. Jameel @ the Muqata explains how they handle Matters of Lettuce, Life, and Death.
Pretty darn fascinating, if you ask me. I can't wait for Jameel's posting on the Year of Jubilee described in the rest of Leviticus 25. Wonder when the next one is?
Sir Chuck, needing some Jubilee just now :-)