Shmita is...

Welcome to the Shmita Project.

Jewish tradition teaches about a shmita year every seven years – a year of letting go. It is a central but little focused-upon aspect of Jewish tradition. The teachings of shmita addressed in the Torah relate to land, food, debt, work, rest, equality, and are deeply salient in the world today. The Shmita Project aims to bring these teachings to the fore.