F-Cahn_Sidebar2The Shemitah is marked by the number seven. It is the seventh year. Its last day, Elul 29, is the final day and climax of the biblical seven-year cycle. Is it possible that the greatest stock-market point crash in history, having taken place on the day of the Shemitah, would bear the fingerprints of the Shemitah­—the mark of seven? The following is neither central nor essential to the phenomenon of the Shemitah, but it is a fascinating phenomenon in its own right. More