Video: Ruth Calderon—Sabbatical Year: How Jewish Values Lead to Social Impact

MK Ruth Calderon joined us for a discussion introducing the concept of Shmita during the biblical era and how the custom has evolved in this day and age, to have social credibility for families whose debt endangers their future. Ahuva Yanai, CEO of Matan – Investing in the Community, explained how this concept was turned into an active project with contributions from all three sectors. Listen to learn the special role the philanthropic community can have in this tradition, as well as the challenges faced by the business sector in its efforts to reduce debts during the year of Shmita.