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September 9, 2021
Labor Zionism is alive and well
“The Pickers” build their own encampment on farms in Israel’s north and south, and harvest fruits and vegetables—oranges, dates, apples, grapes, mangoes and whatever else may be in season.
The Israeli farmers who are giving their land a year’s rest
Abigail Klein Leichman
August 26, 2021
In Israel, every seventh year is supposed to be a sabbath year when farmers don’t raise crops. It’s a great rest for the fields, but a huge test of faith.
Jews worldwide join Israel’s farm families for challenges and blessings of ‘shmita’ year
August 13, 2021
How does resting the land work in modern-day Israel where, even during the other six years, many farm families live hand to mouth?
Israel’s farmers raise pitchforks over planned agricultural reform
August 2, 2021
Coalition tensions brew as Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman wants to lift export duties to reduce the price of fruit and vegetables; however, farmers warn that the measures could “destroy Israeli agriculture.”