Author: Gidon Ariel

Published Date: May 19, 2019

1. The Jubilee Occurred Once in 50 Years
The Yovel (Jubilee) year took place every 50 years. The Sabbatical year (Shemittah) occurred every seven years, and at the end of seven cycles of seven (49) the nation would celebrate the Yovel.1

What is the Shemittah year?

2. Jubilee Is Not Currently Observed
For the Yovel to be commemorated, the entire Jewish nation needs to be living on their land. Hence, ever since the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of Menashe were exiled—18 years before the other northern tribes were exiled—the Jubilee was cancelled. This was 130 years before the destruction of the 1st Temple.2

When is the next Jubilee?

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