Rivkah Holland
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quote of the day which I don't believe @eliyanah-jordan-yarden says "I would like to be dumb and innocent"......
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The 141st mitzvah is that we are commanded to cancel during the shemittah year all debts that we are owed.

The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,1 "If you have any claim against your brother for a debt, you must relinquish it." This commandment is repeated in the verse,2 "The idea of the shemittah year is that every creditor shall remit any debt [owed by his neighbor]."

The Tosefta says: "Scripture speaks of two types of shemittah (release) — one regarding land and one regarding money."

The mitzvah of releasing debts is only a Biblical commandment when the mitzvah of shemittah of the land is in effect — at which time it applies everywhere.3

The details of this mitzvah are explained in the last chapter of tractate Sh'vi'it.
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I hope you all had a wonderful Shabbat and a Happy Shavuot!
Tomorrow starts us back to school for the last hexamester of the year! You have all done so well and I know we are all looking forward to a bit of a summer break!
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The 139th mitzvah is that we are commanded that if one has possessions1 which are located within the walls of a city and they were sold, one has the right to redeem them only for one year. After the year has passed, the buyer becomes the full owner, and remains so even after the Jubilee Year.

The source of this mitzvah is G‑d's statement,2 "When a man sells a residential house in a walled city [he shall be able to redeem it until the end of one year after he has sold it]."

This mitzvah is known as "the law of batei arei chomah."

The details of this mitzvah are explained in tractate Arachin.3 It applies only in Eretz Yisrael.
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There is something about the risen dough and making a blessings that makes my heart sing, and I know that this is a good Shabbat. Baruch Hu
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The 138th mitzvah is that we are commanded in this [Jubilee] Year to return all property which has been purchased to its original owners. It is released from the buyer's possession without payment.

The source of this mitzvah is G‑d's statement,1 "[Since the land is Mine, no land shall be sold permanently. You are for­eigners and resident aliens as far as I am concerned,] and therefore, there shall be a time of redemption for all your hereditary lands." It is specifically explained for us that the redemption takes place in this particular year in G‑d's state­ment,2 "In this Jubilee Year, every man shall return to his hereditary property."

Scripture goes into the various details of this mitzvah and explains how the seller settles with the buyer if, before the Jubilee Year, he wants to repurchase the land he sold. It is also explained that this mitzvah applies only to land which is outside the wall of the city.3 Courtyards and houses built in villages are treated like fields and gardens since they were not built within walls.4 They are the batei hachatzerim referred to in the verse,5 "[Batei hachatzerim that do not have walls around them] shall be considered the same as open land; they shall thus be redeemable, and shall be released by the Jubilee."6

The details of this mitzvah are explained in tractate Arachin.7

It too applies only in Eretz Yisrael and only when the Jubilee Year is in effect.
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The 136th mitzvah is that we are commanded to sanctify the 50th year, i.e. to refrain from working the land as in the shemittah year.

The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,1 "You shall sanctify the 50th year." Our Sages2 explained that, "As it is with shemittah, so too with the jubilee." This means that just as Scripture equates them in the prohibition, so too they are equated in the positive commandment, as I will explain.3

The jubilee year and the shemittah year are the same in that one must stop working the land and must renounce ownership of all produce. Both of these4 are included in the statement, "You shall sanctify the 50th year." Scripture itself explicitly states that this "sanctity" includes renouncing ownership of all produce. This is in the verse,5 "The jubilee shall thus be holy to you; you shall eat the crops from the field."

The jubilee year is only in effect in Eretz Yisrael, and only when each tribe is in its proper place, i.e. in its portion in Eretz Yisrael rather than mixed among other tribes.6
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