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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
Shemitah, Chapter 11: Supplying Agricultural Produce

Shemitah, Chapter 11: Supplying Agricultural Produce

Agricultural produce in Israel comes from various sources during the shemitah year in various ways. Here the halachic parameters of each source are explained and ranked in order of what is most halachically preferable according to Torah VeHa'aretz Institute.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 12: Guidelines for Grocers

Shemitah, Chapter 12: Guidelines for Grocers

Guidelines for grocers selling otzar beit din produce and heter mechirah. Is it permissible to sell produce grown by Jewish farmers who don't observe shemitah?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 13: Practical Guidelines for Consumers for Purchasing Fruits and Vegetables

Shemitah, Chapter 13: Practical Guidelines for Consumers for Purchasing Fruits and Vegetables

How is Otzar Beit Din produce bought? If I'm machmir about handling heter mechirah produce as sacred, can I buy this produce in a store? Can I buy shemitah produce from farmers who grew it by transgressing shemitah laws?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 14: Otzar Ha'aretz – the Optimal Way to Observe the Shemitah Year

Shemitah, Chapter 14: Otzar Ha'aretz – the Optimal Way to Observe the Shemitah Year

What produce is sold at Otzar Ha'aretz stores? How does the distribution system work and what are the special guidelines that apply to each link in the chain?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 15: Arba Minim

Shemitah, Chapter 15: Arba Minim

Can we use arba minim that grew during the shemitah year? How do we tend to them? Buy or sell them? Plus: special halachot related to etrogim during and after shemitah.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 16: Processing Food During the Shemitah Year

Shemitah, Chapter 16: Processing Food During the Shemitah Year

Can I use shemitah oil to fry schnitzel? Can I cook a shemitah watermelon or make apricot jam? Here we will look at the common food processing methods for various types of produce and the significance for shemitah.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah