Once every seven years, God commands his people to keep a Shabbat rest (Shemitah). There are many blessings and instructions associated with this special Sabbath year. For one, God established it as a time to strengthen our foundation and heritage through Torah teaching.
At this time of year we usually focus upon the Days of Unleavened Bread, as being a time of coming out of sin, coming out of godless Egypt and slavery to sin. We focus upon this as a time when leaven is a type of sin. God commanded His people to put out the leaven for seven days, because leavening… represented wickedness. (Ex.12 and 1 Cor.5:8)