- Question: [Sunday, 11th Marcheshvan, 5782]
I live in Israel and need to make a pit in my yard/garden for the sake of plumbing. May I do so during Shemita?
Yes. All digging for non-agricultural purposes is permitted during Shemita.
Sources: See Rambam Shemita Veyovel 1:4; 2:14; Maaseh Rokeiach; Derech Emuna 24; Halichos Hashevi’is 5:15