The Shmita Project
Visual Arts

The Shmita Project

The current Hebrew year, 5782, is a shmita year. Shmita means “release” in Hebrew and refers to the seventh year in a seven-year cycle (like the seven-day cycle culminating in Shabbat). According to the Torah, during the seventh year, God commands us to let the land rest, release debts, resolve disputes, and to open our hands and hearts to those in need. The Shmita Project, a project of Hazon, asks us to consider: how do we bring this tradition alive in an era when we no longer rely on the rhythms and harvest of our fields to survive?

Featuring submissions to Hazon’s Shmita Project, this multimedia exhibit showcases artwork from all over the country with related programming that will engage the community with the art and provide opportunities to gain their own personal insights about Shmita.

Reception will be held at the Minnesota JCC on June 30 from 7-9 pm. After Minnesota, the show will be moving to the Stanton Street Shul on New York City's Lower East Side.

Date and time

Jun 13, 2022
Aug 10, 2022

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Minnesota JCC
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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