What is heter mechirah?
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What is heter mechirah? What are the problems that can arise from this sale and what are its advantages?
Heter mechirah is a halachic solution to facilitate continued agricultural activities during the shemitah year, in extenuating circumstances, per without transgressing shemitah prohibitions. This sale makes possible agricultural activities with the soil, trees, and produce and makes it possible to harvest on a commercial scale.
For more information, see the article (in Hebrew) by Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, here.