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Shmittah Yisraelit

What is “Shmittah Yisraelit”?

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Israeli society’s exposure to the Shmittah year has generally been that of strife between rabbis and different religious philosophies. In contrast, the Shmittah Yisraelit initiative is an attempt to restore Shmittah to its intended place in society as an uplifting experience for all of the Jewish People. […]

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Evaluating Solutions for Agunot and Get Refusal

The Beit Hillel conference on Agunot and Get Refusal took place on November 13, 2013 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Scores of the organization’s rabbis and rabbaniyot participated in the conference in order to study the issues and to weigh various solutions to this problem that were presented at the conference. Senior rabbinic figures […]

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Over 6,000 Households Participate in Beit Hillel’s Shabbat Yisraelit

On Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sara (October 25, 2013) we witnessed an historical moment in Israel. Over 6,000 households participated in Beit Hillel’s country-wide initiative – Shabbat Yisraelit – that brought together religious and non-religious families for Friday night dinner. Government Ministers, members of Knesset, mayors, IDF commanders, musicians, as well as thousands of Israelis from […]

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