Monday, May 7, 2012



Prozbul was instituted during the time of Hordus (Herod). That is to say, it was an act of fear, not faith.

Every Mitzvah is important to keep and to do. Each Mitzvah requires different moral-spiritual strengths and develops various moral and spiritual strength 

Shmitta is the end of the line in absolute trust in HaShem. Shmitta is the Mitzvah that separates those who have absolute trust in HaShem and HaShem's word and those who just do not. Whatever their strengths may be, and every strength is to be respected and admired, it must be admitted that those who do not fervently desire to keep Shimitta are lacking in faith and in courage and their attachment to HaShem is provisional, reserved and partial 

The performance of each separate Mitzvah also creates the forms of the various phenomena which we see in the world.

Shmitta is the Mitzvah that creates a lush, rich and diversified economic reality based on justice, peace and harmony. 

Those who do not call for the keeping of Shmitta are those whose trust in God's faithfulness is not as great as their fear of the little Herods in the world.

Those who do not call for the keeping of Shmitta are also those who do not desire justice and peace in the world with all their hearts.

While we admire and respect the strengths of our Rabbis, if they do not have the courage that it takes to demand the observance of Shmitta, if they are not thirsting for justice; they are not fit to be the Shepherds of HaShem's flock.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel