Monday, August 3, 2015

Halocho #1634 - How do I know if fruit is Kosher?

Fresh fruit is always Kosher, however it may have an עָרְלָה  (tree less than 3 years old) problem, as we've learned in the past few days.

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, נֶטַע רְבָעִי - the 4th year fruit - 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, Mishna Orlo, 3:9

- Danny
Monday, 18 Menachem Av 5775

סְפֵק עָרְלָה, בְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל אָסוּר, וּבְסוּרְיָא מֻתָּר, וּבְחוּצָה לָאָרֶץ יוֹרֵד וְלוֹקֵחַ, וּבִלְבַד שֶׁלֹּא יִרְאֶנּוּ לוֹקֵט

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