Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mitzvah #157 - Sowing mixtures - Kil'ayim

In Israel, one is forbidden from sowing a mixture of 2 or more different types of grains together. Outside of Israel this is permitted.

Grafting branches from one type of tree onto another, is forbidden everywhere.

Grafting trees with vegetables is forbidden everywhere.

The produce from all the above is always permitted.


Planting vines in the vicinity of grains is forbidden everywhere, and one is forbidden from benefiting and eating the grains or the grapes.

Deriving benefit from this is a Torah prohibition in Israel, and Rabbinic outside of Israel.


Applies to everybody, always.

Verse: "Do not sow your field with a mixture" (Vayikra 19:19)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 107

- Danny
Sunday, 17 Sivan 5770

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