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Terumot and Ma'aserot from Jewish Produce in Closed Military Zones

Rabbi David Eigner, Shevat 5784, Annual Conference of Torah VeHa'aretz Institute at Sederot

Do we need to separate terumot and ma'aserot from produce found in closed military zones during the War of Iron Sword?

Bringing lemons through the window

Rabbi Dr. Yoel Friedemann, Emunat Itecha, 141, Tishrei 5784

We picked lemons from our neighbor's tree with their permission. Some of the lemons were taken from the neighbors' garden and entered our house through the door. Another part was brought directly from their garden to our house through the window. The lemons are mixed together, so it is impossible to know which lemon was brought in through the door, and are obligated in tithes, and which lemons were brought in through the window and are not obligated. How should we separate terumot and ma'aserot now: Should we tithe each and every fruit, or can we take them all out of the house and bring them back in through the door?

Terumot and Ma'aserot from Myrtle Berry Liqueur

Rabbi Ehud Ahituv / Emunat Itecha 141, Tishrei 5784, pp.17-18

There are people who prepare liqueur from the small fruits that grow on myrtle bushes (hadas) during this season of the year (hereinafter: "myrtle berries"). Is it necessary to separate terumot and ma'aserot from them?

Fruit from a neighbor's tree extending into my yard

Rabbi Moshe Bloom

My neighbor has a tree whose branches extend into my property. Am I allowed to pick the fruit without requesting permission?

Separating terumot and ma'aserot from home hydroponically grown produce

Rabbi Moshe Bloom, II Adar 5784

I recently bought a hydroponics kit for my porch. Do fruits/vegetables that grow have the same halachot for shemitah, terumot, ma'aserot, neta revay, orlah? Also, which berachot would be said? Still ha’eitz or ha’adamah or shehakol?

Separating terumot and ma'aserot from unripe avocados

Rabbi Moshe Bloom, Adar 5784

I picked about 10 avocados last week and brought them home. Do I have to wait till they are soft and tasty to separate terumot and ma'aserot? I think you can eat them unripe though they are not tasty. 
But if I cut an unripe one for terumot and ma'aserot, I will have to throw away part since once cut,  avocados no longer ripen.
Also what do they do in supermarkets where terumot and ma'aserot have been taken but the avocados still need a week or 2 before they ripen and can be eaten?

Beit HaOtzar - The optimal way to take terumot and ma’aserot

Rabbi Moshe Bloom

Is it true that there is an arrangement where I pay money and terumot and ma’aserot are taken on my behalf?


Redeeming ma’ser sheni in Jerusalem’s Old City

Rabbi Ehud Ahituv

I live in the Old City in Jerusalem. What do I do with my ma’aser sheni?

Kashering a Pot Used to Cook Teruma

Rabbi Shai Levi | Emunat Itecha 122, Shevat 5779 January 2019

I separated terumot and ma'aserot from my potatoes, and accidentally cooked the potatoes that I set aside. How do I kasher the pot?

Viduy and Bi’ur Ma’aserot

Rabbi Moshe Bloom, Torah VeHa’aretz Institute

How do we fulfill in our days the Mitzva of Viduy and Bi'ur Ma'aserot?