Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Halocho #619 - What comes after Orlo?

Orlo is the Torah prohibition of eating fruit from tress less than 3 years old, as per Sunday's Halocho.

In the 4th year the fruit is called "Neta Revo'i" and needs to be "redeemed" by transferring its status onto a coin. The coin needs to be worth at least a "peruta" (0.025 grams of pure silver; currently less than 2 US pennies.)

One says "I am redeeming the Neta Revo'i into this coin". The coin is then destroyed and disposed of. Instead of a coin one can use fruit worth 2 pennies, which then needs to be destroyed.

After redeeming them, the "Neta Revo'i" (4th year fruit) can be eaten, anywhere by anybody.

Sources: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 173:2, Mishna Orlo, 3:9

- Danny
Tuesday, 16 Menachem Av 5770

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