Chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan Yaakov Ariel visits

Rav Yaakov ArielAbout a hundred people came to the Eshkol HaPayis auditorium on Tuesday evening to hear about the upcoming Shmita year from Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, the Chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan and one of the leading rabbis of the religious Zionist movement. The evening began with a lecture by Rabbi Yoel Friedman from the Ashkelon-based Institute of the Torah and the Land better known by its Hebrew name – ‘Machon HaTorah V’HaAretz’ formely established in the abandonned Gush Katif village of Kfar Darom.

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1 Response to “Chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan Yaakov Ariel visits”


  1. 1 Eugene September 11, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    It is ridiculous that Shmita brings huge income to Israeli enemies in Gaza and the Palestinian territories. Whatever are the religious overtones, they cannot excuse purchases from HAMAS voters. What do you think of Obadiah Shoher interpretating Shmita as charity obligation rather than agricultural rule? (Here, for example http://samsonblinded.org/blog/shmita-year-is-about-charity-not-agriculture.htm ) Anyway, I’ll better buy from atheist kibbutzim than from Gaza.


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