The Bikkurim Festival at Agricultural Settlements in the Early Zionist PeriodOn the "bikkurim" festivities in the early Zionist period in kibbutzim and moshavim. When the farmers called fruit "bikkurim," did this confer to the fruit a holy status? On the response of the rabbis of the time to these festivals.
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Planting for water purification
I recently began working at a company that builds ecological swimming pools (eco pools) and ornamental pools. The water passes through large planters inside the pool containing tuff, gravel, and organic material where aquatic plants and ornamental plants...
Heter mechirah at agricultural schools
Is it possible, and is it proper, to sell part of the area of the school's fields to a non-Jew, or, alternatively, to assign the responsibility to a non-Jew so the students can work the field at school during the upcoming shemitah year? We have...
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