Shemittah: The Jewish Sabbatical Year

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Shemittah: The Jewish Sabbatical Year

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Hershman, Lisa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T20:14:05Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Shemittah: The Jewish Sabbatical Year (2003 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8852128
dc.description.abstract The laws pertaining to the Jewish Sabbatical year are explored. The laws derive from a Biblical commandment to let the land (of Israel) lay fallow every seventh year. The first part of this paper is an exposition of the laws, including the types of agricultural work proscribed and the different prohibitions associated with produce grown during the Sabbatical year. The second part presents an analysis of the controversial “hetter mechira,†the legal device developed by Rabbinic authorities in the 1890s, whereby farmland is sold to a non-Jew to avoid the harsh constraints imposed by observance of the Sabbatical year. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject sabbatical en
dc.title Shemittah: The Jewish Sabbatical Year en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T20:14:05Z

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