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Imported Israeli Produce During Shmitta

Question:
1. How we have to relate here in Russia to vegetables from E. Israel in stores without any marking or hehsher (isur sfichin, zman biur, green houses products)?
2. Can we buy vegetables that we have sofek that them from E. Israel?

Than You!
Answer:

Any unknown produce coming out of Israel during the Shmitta year, has a strong possibility that it is from farmers who are not keeping Shmitta. In that case the vegetables would be sfichin and prohibited from consumption. Such produce should not be consumed unless there is proper certification that Hilchot Shmitta are being observed.

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