10 October 2011

Mundane sanctity

Sheviit frees the people to serve God rather than having to serve their mundane rulers. 
The sabbatical year is sacred like the Sabbath day is sacred. (Actually, only yovel is qodesh the way shabbat is qodesh but shnat sheviit has a mundane sanctity that rivals the divine sanctity of the yom shevii.)
If the ghetto Jew denominated himself as shomer shabbat, the Jewish citizen of Israel might denominate himself as shomer sheviit or shomer shabbatot

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