Randy Broberg says,
after the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, after apparently a long period of ignoring SHEMITAH and the Jubilee years, the rabbis determined that the Jubilee year was no longer in effect but the 7 year SHEMITAH cycle was restarted in 71 AD. This starting date delivers the rabbi-accepted SHEMITAH years used by Cahn.
To me, the above is a pretty arbitrary decision and puts in question when the authentic cycle of Sabbath years really begins and ends. So 2015 may be a shemitah year; but it not be a shemitah year …
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