Lakewood Bachurim in Reb Shmuel Yitzchok Luria’s camp in Eretz Yisroel today got to see first hand a farmer keeping Shmitta.
Schachar Piticihi’s grandparents came from Yemen to Eretz Yisroel in 1948 and always wanted to keep Shmittah. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to.
Schachar this year decided he would keep Shmittah for the first time, and just several months later, his grandmother – who was Zoche to see her grandson keep the Mitzvah – was Niftar.
The Bachurim witnessed first hand the farmer’s burnt fields, while the fields just near his were lush and growing – a true Nesayon.
The Bachurim sand and danced, leaving there with a new appreciation of the Mitzvah, all while giving Chizuk to the farmer and his family.