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Shmita: Rest as Fertile Ground

In the final month of this cycle of Shmita, we will explore the agricultural and embodied cycles held sacred in this ancient festival and connect the tenet of ‘rest’ both to the land and to our bodies. Each day, we will go to a different space in the city, and through embodied action and textual sources explore different facets of Shmita. Our wish is to recalibrate our relation not only to our own bodies and its cycles of death and birth, but to the natural world, through exploring how Shmita allows us to be attuned to the cycles of the land and protect the earth’s Shabbat in an era of ecological crisis and radical disconnect from plants and soil. Shmita, translating to 'release', is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah in the Land of Israel. During this year, the land is left to rest and lie fallow, debts are remitted and Hebrew slaves are freed. With its values of ecological, human and economic justice, we centralise this ancient cycle to help us navigate the drought ridden land of the living Jewish diaspora. We invite either full or partial participation, whatever is possible! Please select 'partial participation' in the ticket option, and email us your availability and payment tier ability. These four-days of event sits within the framework of this year's European Days of Jewish Culture, the theme of which is "Renewal". This event was made possible through the ROI Community Grassroots Events program and is supported by Mozaika.

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01 September 2022


06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


c/ Salomó ben Adret, 6


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