מה עניין שמיטה אצל הר סיני

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "What is the issue of the sabbatical year near Mount Sinai?". This phrase is found in the commentary of Rashi (c. 1100) to Leviticus 25:1, a verse which mentions Mount Sinai as the place where God told Moses the laws of the sabbatical year: Rashi wonders why the location is mentioned in the verse.

Phrase[edit]

מה עניין שמיטה אצל הר סיני \ מָה עִנְיָן שְׁמִיטָה אֵצֶל הַר‎ סִינַי? (má 'inyán shmitá étzel hár sináy)

  1. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?