Gedolei Yisrael will grace the podium at Ayelet Hashachar’s very important Shmittah Congress at 9:00 p.m. this coming motzaei Shabbat, January 11, at Olamei Wagshal Bnei Brak. Maran Rosh Hayeshiva HaRav Shteinman, shlita, Maran HaGaon HaGadol Reb Chaim Kanievsky, shlita, Maran HaGaon Reb Nissim Karelitz, shlita, and HaRav HaGaon Reb Yaakov Edelstein, shlita, will be speaking.
This mammoth effort is to encourage the observance of the Sabbatical year among farmers and to widen the efforts of all concerned to ensure that the People of Israel keep this great mitzvah. Thousands are expected to participate, with the joint participation of the Keren HaShviis; Beit Hamidrash LeHalachah, headed by Rav Yosef Efrati; and the Beit Din of Komemiyut, headed by Rav Mendelsohn.
This will be the first of four sessions to be held each motzaei Shabbat aimed at different aspects of the laws of shmittah and the challenges of the farmers in modern times. v