‘You are the mighty ones of power of the Jewish people, your merit protects us all’

A massive celebratory parade, blessings from the most senior haredi rabbis in the world, and public adulation from thousands of people were the reward on Wednesday for farmers and farm workers who fully observed the laws of the Sabbatical shmita year, which ends on Sunday night as Rosh Hashana begins.

In their honor, thousands of haredi men, women and children took to the streets of Bnei Brak to celebrate those farmers who decided not to do any agricultural work during the 5775 shmita year.

The overwhelming majority of farms in Israel, however, made use of a leniency in Jewish law, known as “heter mechira” and sanctioned and run by the Chief Rabbinate, which permits agricultural work to be continued.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/You-are-the-mighty-ones-of-power-of-the-Jewish-people-your-merit-protects-us-all-415791

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