Sabbatical Year
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[German Version]

The Zionist (Zionism) settlement of Palestine made the sabbatical year newly relevant to Orthodox Judaism (Orthodoxy: III), even though its practical realization, the significance of its observance for salvation history, and the question whether discussion of the sabbatical year from the perspective of legal history provides a material basis for political claims to the Land of Israel all remain controversial issues. Independently of these developments within Judaism and with direc…

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Morgenstern, Matthias, “Sabbatical Year”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025134>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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