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Lot #    21482
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 1:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Certificate
Title (Hebrew)    úòåãä
Author    [Ms. - Shemittah]
City    Safed
Publication Date    1935
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 280:215 mm., ink on stationary, light age staining, Ashkenazic script, signed and stamped.
          
Detailed
Description
   Certificate of compliance with the laws of Shemittah, to a farmer in Miron, signed by five Sephardic rabbis from Safed. Shemittah (Hebrew: ùîéèä, literally "release"), also called the Sabbatical Year, is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel, and still observed in contemporary Judaism. During Shemittah, the land is left to lay fallow and all agricultural activity—including plowing, planting, pruning and harvesting—is forbidden by Torah law. Other cultivation techniques—such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, spraying, trimming and mowing—may be performed as a preventative measure only, not to improve the growth of trees or plants. Additionally, any fruits which grow of their own accord are deemed hefker (ownerless) and may be picked by anyone. A variety of laws also apply to the sale, consumption and disposal of Shmita produce.
          
Reference
Description
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmita
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica