A brief parsha note:
Is a 7 year cycle sort of like 6 years of Capitalism and 1 year of Communism? What do you think? (I heard this from our rabbi, Rabbi Bassous, yesterday). My apologies to the rabbi if I misquoted in any way.
Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the produce thereof.
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath unto the LORD; thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.