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Digital Seder Tu BiShevat

Digital Seder Tu BiShevat

Digital Seder Tu BiShevat for family and community use plus activity guide
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Around the Jewish Year
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma’aserot

Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma’aserot

How exactly do we separate terumot and ma'aserot – the full procedure and the exact text
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Mitzvot of the Land
Shehechiyanu: Making a Shehechiyanu on New Fruit Today

Shehechiyanu: Making a Shehechiyanu on New Fruit Today

This article reviews methods that make fruits and vegetables accessible year-round, and discusses how they impact on making the shehechiyanu blessing today.
Yehuda Heller, agronomist, Nissan 5778. Emunat Itecha issue 119 Mitzvot of the Land
Kilei Ilan (grafting): scion and rootstock combinations for trees and vegetables

Kilei Ilan (grafting): scion and rootstock combinations for trees and vegetables

Laws of kilei ilan: permitted and prohibited scion and rootstock combinations for fruit trees, citrus trees, ornamental trees, and vegetables (update: Av 5778-July 2018)
Rabbis of Torah VeHa'aretz Institute Mitzvot of the Land
The Practical Laws of Orlah

The Practical Laws of Orlah

Orla is a mitzvah from the torah, even in our days. In this articles we will discuss a few of it's practical halachot
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Mitzvot of the Land
List of Herbs - Classification as Trees or Vegetables vis-à-vis Kila'im

List of Herbs - Classification as Trees or Vegetables vis-à-vis Kila'im

This comprehensive list of common herbs with English, Hebrew, and Latin names, categorizes them as trees or vegetables, to avoid kilei zera'im and kilei hakerem. Since different halachic guidelines govern kila’im for vegetables and trees, this is a valuable reference.
Agronomist Dr. Mordechai Shomron Mitzvot of the Land
Kila'im

Kila'im

An abridged guide on the laws of kila'im, forbidden mixtures: kilei zera'im (seeds), kilei ilan (trees), and kilei kerem (vineyards). The parameters of each prohibition, the distance needed between types of seeds, and the application of kila'im outside of the Land of Israel, among others.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom Mitzvot of the Land
Kilei Zera’im

Kilei Zera’im

A short and practical halachic guide on the main laws pertaining to kilei zera'im, the forbidden interplanting of seeds, relevant to anyone with a home garden.
Rabbi Moshe Bloom, Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Mitzvot of the Land
Ma’aser Ani Calendars

Ma’aser Ani Calendars

When exactly is each type of produce subject to ma’aser ani? What are the blooming seasons, standard harvest datesand standard storage times for fruits and vegetables in israel today? An halachic-agricultural survey for 5778 to 5779
Rabbi David Eigner Mitzvot of the Land
Orlah 101

Orlah 101

Orlah. A major prohibition that applies to fruit before trees complete three years of growth. A unique mitzva tied to the Land of Israel, since it also applies abroad. This comprehensive alphabetical guide covers diverse orlah-related topics, including how orlah years are calculated and when the prohibition applies.
Rabbis of Torah VeHa'aretz Insitute Mitzvot of the Land