Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mitzvah #152 - Fresh grains before Pessach

Fresh grains from produce which sprouted roots before the 2nd day of Pessach may be eaten as soon as harvested.

Grain which 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 fresh grain do not eat until this day" (Vayikra 23:14)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 103

- Danny
Sunday, 10 Sivan 5770

Please daven for a complete recovery for
  Chagai Yitzchak ben Pnina - חגי יצחק בן פנינה

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