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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
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, 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
Matanot Aniyim: Chapter 4, Laws of Peret

Matanot Aniyim: Chapter 4, Laws of Peret

A brief overview of the laws of peret.
Hilchot Ha'aretz, p. 218 Hilchot Matanot Aniyim
Matanot Aniyim, Chapter 5: Laws of Olelet

Matanot Aniyim, Chapter 5: Laws of Olelet

A brief overview of the laws of olelet.
Hilchot Ha'aretz, p. 219 Hilchot Matanot Aniyim
The arba minim through the lens of the land-dependent mitzvot: what to look out for when selecting your arba minim

The arba minim through the lens of the land-dependent mitzvot: what to look out for when selecting your arba minim

Planning on buying a set of arba minim? Rabbi Ehud Achituv of Torah VeHa'aretz Institute sets things straight: what to look for when selecting your lulav, etrog, hadasim, and aravot.
Rabbi Ehud Achituv Around the Jewish Year