Today, first-time Shomer Shviis farmer Schachar Piticihi returned to his field after a full year.
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.
Watch below as his cousin helps him plow the weeds of his mint field.