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“The Harvest of the Israeli Shmita”

The Shmita year may be over, but the lessons learned live on and planning for the next cycle has already begun. 

Check out Amichai’s Shmita article (in Hebrew) in this brand new e-book, The Harvest of the Israeli Shmita, with personal stories, photographs, poetry and more from a variety of people that were affected by the Shmita. Read how it touched their minds, leading them to make a change in their lives – and the lives of others.

Like what you see? You can help us to translate and print the “Harvest” in both languages!

While the e-book format is great and in the spirit of our time, we would like this important document to also live as a tangible, non-virtual resource for current and future generations by printing a few hundred copies and sending them to libraries, colleges, communities, religious seminaries, and congregations.   And because of the interest shown in our work outside of Israel, we would like to translate it too!

So we devised a menu of support for the project. How does it work?

Buying a book

Buy 1 book – $20

Or for $120 we will send you a copy of the book with a thank you letter, and – Shmita style – the public reaps the benefit: 6 further copies will be provided to congregations, libraries, etc.

Please donate the appropriate amount (or more if you wish) here and send us an email with the details of your donation, the number of copies required and the shipping address.

Dedication / Advertising

Back cover advertising / dedicating the book in memory or in the name of a family member – $3,000

Quarter-page advertisement / dedication – $750

Half page advertisement / dedication $1,500

Enquiries: Einat on +972-52-375-4506 or [email protected]

Finally, I would like to thank, publicly, all those who shared their stories, wrote songs, provided photographs, as well as Yardena Kramer who helped produce the e-book, Idit Nevo who did the graphic design, Hila Ona who edited it, and especially to Tehila Schaefer who gathered, transcribed and wrote the text.

Here in Israel I am wishing everyone a multitude of rains, but wherever you are, may you flourish!

-Einat Kramer