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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
Digital Seder Tu BiShevat

Digital Seder Tu BiShevat

Digital Seder Tu BiShevat for family and community use plus activity guide
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Around the Jewish Year
Blooming Season for the Different Fruit and Harvest Time of Vegetables - 5781: Ma’aser Ani Calendars

Blooming Season for the Different Fruit and Harvest Time of Vegetables - 5781: 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 5781 to 5782
Rabbi David Eigner 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
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
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
List of Herbs - Classification as Trees or Vegetables vis-à-vis Kila'im

List of Herbs - Classification as Trees or Vegetables vis-à-vis Kila'im

This comprehensive list of common herbs with English, Hebrew, and Latin names, categorizes them as trees or vegetables, to avoid kilei zera'im and kilei hakerem. Since different halachic guidelines govern kila’im for vegetables and trees, this is a valuable reference.
Agronomist Dr. Mordechai Shomron 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
Orlah - Short

Orlah - Short

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
Observance of land-dependent commandments in communal gardens

Observance of land-dependent commandments in communal gardens

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Training & Professional Services Unit. Plant Engineering and Botanical Gardens Unit, Plant Engineering Division In collaboration with the Torah VeHa'aretz Institute
Dr. Mordechai Shomron, Torah VeHa'aretz Institute; Yisrael Galon, Training & Professional Service Unit | 5779 Mitzvot of the Land