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Shehechiyanu: practical information

Shehechiyanu: practical information

In today’s age, the concept of “seasonal fruit” is constantly changing. This article features a list of more than 100 common and rare fruits and vegetables and notes each one's halachic status. The list is current as of Tammuz 5778.
Rabbis of Torah VeHa'aretz Institute and Agronomist Yehuda Heller Mitzvot of the Land
Kilei Ilan (grafting): scion and rootstock combinations for trees and vegetables

Kilei Ilan (grafting): scion and rootstock combinations for trees and vegetables

Laws of kilei ilan: permitted and prohibited scion and rootstock combinations for fruit trees, citrus trees, ornamental trees, and vegetables (update: Av 5778-July 2018)
Rabbis of Torah VeHa'aretz Institute Mitzvot of the Land
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma’aserot

Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma’aserot

How exactly do we separate terumot and ma'aserot – the full procedure and the exact text
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Mitzvot of the Land
What do we do today with terumot and ma'aserot in Israel: a brief overview

What do we do today with terumot and ma'aserot in Israel: a brief overview

How do we take terumot and ma'aserot today and actually give them to their intended destinations in a feasible and halachically optimal manner? Feeding teruma to zoo animals, lighting Shabbat candles with teruma oil, contracts with a levi, and more.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom, Torah VeHa'aretz Institute | Adar 5779, March 2019 Mitzvot of the Land
Intermediate Plant Classification as Vegetables or Trees

Intermediate Plant Classification as Vegetables or Trees

While most plants fall into neat categories as trees or vegetables, some are on the seam and have characteristics of both. This chart classifies such intermediate plants, which has bearing on the laws of orlah, berachot and kila’im. Hilchot Ha'aretz, 133.
Rabbi Yoel Friedemann Mitzvot of the Land
The Practical Laws of Orlah

The Practical Laws of Orlah

Orla is a mitzvah from the torah, even in our days. In this articles we will discuss a few of it's practical halachot
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Mitzvot of the Land
Pesach: Biur Ma'aserot and Viduy Ma'aserot, Nissan 5779

Pesach: Biur Ma'aserot and Viduy Ma'aserot, Nissan 5779

Biur and viduy ma'aserot are unique mitzvot that occur once every three years; this year (5779) is one of them. On the halachot of biur and viduy ma'aser as they apply today plus the texts recited as part of viduy ma'aserot.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Mitzvot of the Land
Laws of Ma'aser Rishon

Laws of Ma'aser Rishon

Laws of Ma'aser Rishon, giving it today to a Levi, can we give it to a Kohen? To a bat Levi who is married to an Israel? To a widow of a Levi?  And much more
Rabbi Moshe Bloom | Sivan 5779, June 2019 Mitzvot of the Land
Orlah, Chapter 3b: Intermediate Plant Classification as Vegetables or Trees

Orlah, Chapter 3b: Intermediate Plant Classification as Vegetables or Trees

While most plants fall into neat categories as trees or vegetables, some are on the seam and have characteristics of both. This chart classifies such intermediate plants, which has bearing on the laws of orlah, berachot and kila’im.
Hilchot Ha'aretz, p. 133 Hilchot Orlah
Matanot Aniyim: Chapter 6, Laws of Chadash

Matanot Aniyim: Chapter 6, Laws of Chadash

A brief overview of the laws of chadash. Rabbi Eyal Ben David, updates by Rabbi Moshe Bloom
Hilchot Ha'aretz, pp. 220–221 Hilchot Matanot Aniyim