Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Halocho #1146 - How do I know if fruit is Kosher?

Fresh fruit is always Kosher, however it may have an Orlo problem, as per yesterday and Sunday's Halocho. 

When in doubt if the tree is less than 4 years old: 

- In Israel the fruit from such a tree is forbidden. (This is one of the reasons that fruit needs Rabbinic Supervision in Israel. Other issues include Shmita, "Neta Revo'i"  and the separation of Terumot and Ma'asrot.) 

- Outside of Israel the fruit is allowed, as long as you don’t pick it yourself. This is the way Moshe was given the Halocho at Har Sinai. 

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

 - Danny
 Wednesday, 17 Menachem Av 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy diagnosed with lymphoma: 
יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה

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