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Kilei Zera’im

Kilei Zera’im

A short and practical halachic guide on the main laws pertaining to kilei zera'im, the forbidden interplanting of seeds, relevant to anyone with a home garden.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom, Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Mitzvot of the Land
Ma’aser Ani Calendars

Ma’aser Ani Calendars

When exactly is each type of produce subject to ma’aser ani? What are the blooming seasons, standard harvest datesand standard storage times for fruits and vegetables in israel today? An halachic-agricultural survey for 5778 to 5779
Rabbi David Eigner Mitzvot of the Land
Laws of Taking Challah

Laws of Taking Challah

Hafrashat challah, taking challah, is one of the unique mitzvot tied to the Land of Israel and applies in Israel and abroad. This halachic guide outlines the laws of taking challah and describes the procedure.
Mitzvot of the Land
Terumot and Ma’aserot 101: a Halachic Guide

Terumot and Ma’aserot 101: a Halachic Guide

The 40 basic concepts below relate to all aspects of terumot and ma’aserot. This guide describes the various gifts, when they are given, and more.
Mitzvot of the Land
Orlah

Orlah

An abridged guide on the laws of orlah: what is the prohibition of orlah, when it applies, which fruit are subject to the prohibition, and how it applies outside of the Land of Israel.
Rabbis of Torah VeHa'aretz Insitute Mitzvot of the Land
Pesach: Guidelines for Feeding Animals

Pesach: Guidelines for Feeding Animals

What do we do about pet food on Pesach? Does it need a hechsher? What about farmers? Comprehensive halachic guidelines on feeding animals during Pesach.
Rabbi David Eigner | Pesach 5779 Around the Jewish Year
Orlah, Preface: The prohibition of orlah, a mitzvah dependent on the Land of Israel

Orlah, Preface: The prohibition of orlah, a mitzvah dependent on the Land of Israel

What makes a mitzvah "dependent on the Land of Israel"? On the definition of these special mitzvot and the sanctity inherent in the soil and its produce. Also, on orlah's unique status inasmuch as it also applies abroad.
Hilchot Ha'aretz, pp. 117-121 Hilchot Orlah
Matanot aniyim, Preface: Matanot aniyim as a model for social policy: "In justice shall you be established"

Matanot aniyim, Preface: Matanot aniyim as a model for social policy: "In justice shall you be established"

How do matanot aniyim help propel the poor out of the circle of poverty towards taking initiative and personal responsibility? An overview of the Torah's unique system to promote a just and compassionate society, based on personal obligation. Rabbi Azriel Ariel
Hilchot Ha'aretz, pp. 209–213 Hilchot Matanot Aniyim
Matanot Aniyim, Chapter 1: Laws of Pe'ah

Matanot Aniyim, Chapter 1: Laws of Pe'ah

An overview of the laws of pe'ah: where does it apply and is a corner of the field still left today?
Hilchot Ha'aretz, pp.214–215 Hilchot Matanot Aniyim
Matanot Aniyim, Chapter 2: Laws of Leket

Matanot Aniyim, Chapter 2: Laws of Leket

A brief overview of the laws of leket.
Hilchot Ha'aretz, p. 216 Hilchot Matanot Aniyim