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Shemitah, Chapter 1: Forbidden Melachot During the Shemitah Year

Shemitah, Chapter 1: Forbidden Melachot During the Shemitah Year

Overview of the forbidden and permitted melachot during the shemitah year: biblical, rabbinic, and the difference between them. Chapter 1 of "The Shemitah Consumer's Guide."
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 2: Where do the Laws of Shemitah Apply?

Shemitah, Chapter 2: Where do the Laws of Shemitah Apply?

Do the laws of shemitah apply to the planter hanging in my kitchen? An overview of areas where the laws of shemitah apply; chapter 2 of the Shemitah Consumer's Guide.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 3: Shemitah Sanctity in Produce

Shemitah, Chapter 3: Shemitah Sanctity in Produce

An introduction to shemitah sanctity: when does produce have shemitah sanctity? How should such produce be handled?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 4: Which Types of Produce have Shemitah Sanctity?

Shemitah, Chapter 4: Which Types of Produce have Shemitah Sanctity?

Which crops have shemitah sanctity and which crops do we treat as sacred due to doubt—classification according to type and purpose.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 5: Determining Stage of Growth for Shemitah Sanctity

Shemitah, Chapter 5: Determining Stage of Growth for Shemitah Sanctity

Perennials and annuals growing during the sixth year, shemitah, or the eight year—what is the stage of growth that determines whether they have shemitah sanctity? Definitions and classifications. What about fragrant flowers?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 6: Laws of Crops Growing during Shemitah

Shemitah, Chapter 6: Laws of Crops Growing during Shemitah

Do I need to verbalize that my shemitah fruit are ownerless? Should I remove the fence around my garden? What if I'm concerned that people will ruin my garden? Can I give shemitah fruit to a non-Jew?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 7: The Sefichin Prohibition

Shemitah, Chapter 7: The Sefichin Prohibition

Annual plants are forbidden for consumption during the shemitah year, even if planted in a permitted fashion, due to the sefichin prohibition. On the laws of sefichin, when and where they apply.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 8: Ne'evad and Shamur Prohibitions

Shemitah, Chapter 8: Ne'evad and Shamur Prohibitions

Eating produce from land that was worked or guarded during shemitah. Chapter 8 of the Shemitah Consumer's Guide.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 9: Principles of the Prohibition to Perform Transactions with Shemitah Produce

Shemitah, Chapter 9: Principles of the Prohibition to Perform Transactions with Shemitah Produce

When can money become sacred with shemitah sanctity, what is the prohibition of transacting with shemitah produce, do we have to be concerned in light of the situation today, and can we use shemitah produce for mishloach manot?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 10: Land-Dependent Mitzvot During the Shemitah Year

Shemitah, Chapter 10: Land-Dependent Mitzvot During the Shemitah Year

When and under what circumstances is produce obligated in terumot and ma'aserot during the shemitah year? What about orlah, neta revay, challah and kila'im during shemitah?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah