Shemitah and Avodat Karka #4: Watering and Plowing
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Nov 6, 2020
- 1 hr 1 min 47 sec
References: Moed Katan: 3a, Moed Katan: 4a, Moed Katan: 2b, Moed Katan: 3b, Makot: 21b
Last in this series on working the land during shemitah. This shiur has applications for Shabbat as well. 1: Is watering an act of sowing seeds, plowing the earth, or both? Applications include pouring out liquids that won't help plants grow, and watering areas where there are no seeds. 2: Is plowing prohibited biblically or rabbinically during shemitah? And what is the penalty for it?