Chapter 1, Mishna 1, 2, 3 Rabbinic court might have put off their unsavory tasks from their proper time. Come Adar, the last month of the Torah year, procrastination ceases. This court had the power to declare land ownerless if its owner refused to weed out kilayim, diverse kinds planted together, a Torah prohibition. Role of money-changers in the Temple. Priests are obligated in the half-shekel like everyone else, but not coerced if they fail to pay, out of respect.