The Philosophy of Shemitta
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Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #26: The Sanctified Produce of Shemitta The most profound expression of shemitta is the holiness imbued in its produce. What may we learn from the special laws of shevi'it? Rather than an inconvenience, they offer a unique spiritual opportunity. The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #27: Yovel Yovel, the fiftieth year, plays a pivotal role in the shemitta cycle. The jubilee year shares many features with the sabbatical, but it has a unique role--symbolized by the shofar blown not on Rosh Hashana, but on Yom Kippur. The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #28: Yovel- The Count to make it Count The message of yovel is as relevant as ever, even though its laws are currently inapplicable. What does its clarion call for liberty and freedom mean for the Torah's vision of an ideal society? The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #29: The Economic Message of Shemitta The economic and social messages of shemitta and yovel are profound, all the more so when we consider that these laws were given to a nation of former slaves. What does this system teach us about faith and fairness? The Philosophy of Shemitta
Rav Binyamin Zimmerman Shiur #30: The Challenge of Statehood In this final lesson, we examine the meaning of shemitta throughout the generations. How does this year reflect the continuing struggle to build a moral economy, which dates all the way back to Avraham? Can the sabbatical year be meaningful in the pre-Messianic Era? The Philosophy of Shemitta

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