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Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability non-profit invites submissions to ​The Shmita Prizes ​– an international arts competition with five different prizes. The goal is to draw attention to and raise awareness of the forthcoming shmita year (beginning Rosh Hashanah 2021). Categories: ritual object, fine art, film or video, performance art/music/liturgy, written word – essays and ideas. […]

Shmita Artfest NY

Sunday August 9 on Governors Island, NY. At the Shmita Artfest, organized by Art Kibbutz, and presented in partnership with the Jewish Art Salon, Hazon, LabShul, Romemu, and Schusterman Foundation’s ROI network, members of the public can take part in a number of activities: –  Open Studio visits at Art Kibbutz Summer Residency –  Jewish […]

Fields of Dreams: Living Shmita in the Modern World

This exhibition at the Y.U. Museum explores the dynamic process through which the Biblical concept of Shmita was revived, debated and engaged by early settlers of the Land of Israel. The exhibition features rare, original documents and letters by the most significant rabbinic voices of the late 19th and 20th century, as well as by contemporary photographs, artifacts and […]

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