Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mitzvah #155 - Orlah; the first 3 years

One may not eat fruit from a tree during its first 3 years after being planted.

In Israel: if one is unsure if the tree is more than 3 years old, the fruit is forbidden.

Outside Israel: only fruit that definitely came from a tree in its first 3 years is forbidden.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere

Verse: "Three years it shall be forbidden, not to be eaten" (Vayikra 19:23)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 105

- Danny
Wednesday, 13 Sivan 5770

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