06 November 2011


Deuteronomy 15:1-18 talks about shemittat kesafim. In Deuteronomy 31:10-13, not unlike that day at Mount Sinai, the day is called yom haqhel
The assembly is an emblem of covenant. 
Shemitta is the year which is lo zarua, it is a midbar
The haqhel returns the people to the desert where they were dependent on God, and to the moment of the covenant. 


  1. Perhaps the shemittah is a function of the hakhel. As in, historically, there was a genuine hakhel, a true gathering of the people, referred to in the mythos as the Theophay of Sinai, and then proceeding from this hakhel came the laws that guaranteed the freedom of the entire people. And then from that moment on, eveery genuine hakhel that took place in the history, had a resonance of the original Hakhel of Sinai. Thus: to bring about the Age of Yovel - we must first have a hakhel. The hakhel cannot be legislated by the Yovel State, but rather it is the hakhel that brings the Yovel State into existence. Wouldn't you agree that the citizens of Israel are just about die for a hakhel?

  2. oy, just about due, i meant!