Shmita - Sabbatical Year for the Land

In the Old Testament, God commanded the Israelites to observe a Sabbatical year for the land every seven years. We visited a religious agricultural kibbutz in order to find out how this commandment is observed today.

"But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath 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." Leviticus 25: 4-5

Israel Speaks

Israel Speaks is a documentary program straight from the heart of the world – Jerusalem.

Israel Speaks deals with interesting phenomena, touching and even painful events, as well as people's daily lives in a country amidst a lot of pressure and tension.

  • First broadcast: May 31, 2014, Taevas TV7
  • Episode number: 217
  • Duration: 30 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • Finnish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Estonian, English, Swedish