Otzar beit din in short
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What are the difficulties that the institution of otzar beit din address?
Rabbi Yehuda HaLevy Amichay
- The problem of buying and selling shemitah produce, IN commercial scale harvest and dissemination in urban areas. With otzar beit din, this produce is not sold directly to consumers; rather, the produce belongs to the municipality, which brings people their food—each according to their need. This circumvents the problem of buying and selling shemitah
- Since the produce belongs to the municipality, there is no requirement to perform bi'ur.