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Hilchot Shemitah

Shemitah on one foot

Shemitah on one foot

The laws of shemitah are intricate and many. This concise guide sums up the major concepts and laws involved in shemitah, presented in infographic form for clarity. The guide includes consumerism, kitchen management, gardening, bi'ur laws, and more.
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, Introduction#3 - Instructions to the Reader

Shemitah, Introduction#3 - Instructions to the Reader

Introduction to the English version of the book hilchot shemitah.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom and Rabbi David Eigner Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Introduction#2: Safeguards of Sanctity

Shemitah, Introduction#2: Safeguards of Sanctity

Is it a proper way to always be machmir on shemitah laws?
Rabbi Yehuda HaLevy Amichay, Head of Halachah Department at Torah VeHa'aretz Institute Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Introduction#1: Shemitah—a National Mitzvah

Shemitah, Introduction#1: Shemitah—a National Mitzvah

Shemitah as a national mitzvah as well as a mitzvah for the individual. What is a hidur mitzvah as a consumer during Shemitah?
Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, President of Torah VeHa'aretz Institute Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 29: Hakhel

Shemitah, Chapter 29: Hakhel

On the mitzvah of hakhel, which takes place during the Sukkot following the shemitah year. How do we remember this mitzvah today?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 28: Debt Cancelation and Prozbul

Shemitah, Chapter 28: Debt Cancelation and Prozbul

On the ins and outs of debt cancellation at the end of the shemitah year. Who needs to sign a prozbul? Which debts aren't cancelled? How can I sign a prozbul and also fulfil the mitzvah of cancelling debts?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 27: Laws of Shevi'it during the Eighth Year

Shemitah, Chapter 27: Laws of Shevi'it during the Eighth Year

Shemitah laws relevant to the eighth year: shemitah sanctity, hefker, bi'ur terumot and ma'aserot. If I pick fruits or vegetables at the beginning of the eighth year, can I eat them? Do I need to separate terumot and ma'aserot?
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 26: Bi'ur and Viduy Ma'aserot

Shemitah, Chapter 26: Bi'ur and Viduy Ma'aserot

What is involved in the mitzvah of bi'ur ma'aserot? Can we perform viduy ma'aserot today? On two unique mitzvot that occur twice during the shemitah cycle.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah
Shemitah, Chapter 25: Practical Laws of Bi'ur

Shemitah, Chapter 25: Practical Laws of Bi'ur

How do we perform the mitzvah of bi'ur today? What do I do if I forgot to do bi'ur on time? On the procedure for rendering crops ownerless and related bi'ur laws.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Hilchot Shemitah