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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 ...

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Shemittah – Heter Mechira

Question: L'chvod Horav Shlita I live in chutz la'oretz and inadvertently bought an aubergine dip from Eretz Yisroel which turned out to be made with shemittah produce with a hechsher which says it relies on heter mechira. I have the container which is almost full and would like to know what to do with it. I also spread some of it on some bread which also has chumas on it (so I could not simply scrape off t ...

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Shmitta

Question: 1. I live in America, should giving money to keren hashviis be a priority for tzedakah? 2. Should one buy land in Israel to fulfill the mitzvah of shviis? 3. I own an apartment in Israel [which I rent out], do I have to worry about the gardening in front of the building on shviis? Answer: 1. We can not provide information on the reliability of any specific tzdaka organization. 2. There is no הידור ...

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