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When is Shmittah?

by Rabbi Shlomo Chein

  

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Shmittah follows a seven year cycle and is observed once in every seven years. The year begins on Rosh Hashanah, the 1st of the Jewish month Tishrei, and concludes the next year that time. (On the Gregorian calendar that is September/October time).

5768 (Sep 13 2007-Sep 29 2008), is a Shmittah year. The next Shmittah year will be 5775, then 5782, and every seven years in that sequence. (Click here for a Jewish to Gregorian date converter).

See also What is Shmittah? and How is Shmittah observed?


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