Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mitzvah #149 - Bread from new flour before Pessach

Bread made from grain that sprouted roots before the 2nd day of Pessach may be eaten as soon as it's harvested.

Bread made from grain that was not planted before the 2nd day of Pessach, or had not yet taken root, may not be eaten until after the 2nd day of Pessach

Applies to the 5 types of grain, traditionally translated as "wheat, barley, spelt, oats and rye".

At the time of the Bet Hamikdash, new grain becomes permitted after the Omer sacrifice is brought on the 2nd day of Pessach.

Nowadays, until the Bet Hamikdash is rebuilt, new grain is forbidden the entire 2nd day of Pessach.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere according to some opinions; in Israel-only according to other opinions

Verse: "And bread and roasted kernels and fresh grain do not eat until this day" (Vayikra 23:14)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 101

- Danny
Sunday, 3 Sivan 5770 - 47th day of the Omer

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