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Saturday, February 16 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Shemittah Outside of the Land of Israel - Shemittah Series Part II

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The next sabbatical year, or shemittah, comes in 2014. This biblical-era practice has always been focused on the land of Israel, with no formal application in the Diaspora. But as the Jewish food movement has taken off in recent years, everyone from farmers to sustainable consumers have turned to shemittah as a model for a more humble, sustainable agricultural practice. We will look at a range of sources concerning the application of laws specific to the Land of Israel to the lands of the Diaspora.

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Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is co-founder and Rosh Yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. He was faculty at the Drisha Institute, teaching in the Scholars Circle. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, earned a PhD in Talmud and Rabbinics from JTS and a B.A. from Harvard. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he co-founded Kehilat Hadar and was a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. He was named... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Edison ballroom level