Shabbos is every seven days. Shmita is a bigger pause every seven years. And Yovel, the Jubilee year, comes after seven seven-year cycles.
As an urban Jew with the Shmita year in the horizon, Nora Cohen cannot help but to draw connections between her participation in a CSA and her faith.
Smash! Squeeze! Study! These were three tasks to choose from: the smashers would be taking hammers or use their fists to crush the apples, the squeezers would be sweeping the apple chunks into the wooden juicer to press, and the studiers would be reading and discussing Jewish texts related to apples, eating and the sabbatical year, Shmita. Everyone got a chance to perform each of the tasks and at the end of the activity, we sipped the delicious, fresh, homemade apple juice.