• September 25, 2022
  • 29 5782, Elul
  • פרשת וילך

Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen

Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen

The shemitta year creates a lot of confusion about what is allowed and what is not, especially when it comes to food in the kitchen. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink for this 5-part series in which he will cover the sources and various opinions on the key halachic considerations for handling food at home:

Kedushat Shvi’it: Produce that grows in the shemitta year has kedusha. How do we treat it?
Sefichin: Vegetables and grains that grow during the shemitta year are prohibited. What exactly falls under this prohibition?
Sechora: It is prohibited to sell produce of the shemitta year. How can we deal with greengrocers or supermarkets that violate this prohibition?
Otzar Beit Din: What are the rules for making an otzar beit din to permit fruits that grow in the shemitta year?
Bracha: The Torah says that a heavenly blessing leads to a plentiful and abundant crop for the shemitta year. Can we rely on this blessing nowadays?
August 2, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen: Practical Shemitta
Class description

The Torah promises blessings of abundance to those who refrain from working the land during the Seventh Year.

In today’s class we will survey the opinions of the rabbis regarding this blessing nowadays.

In short, can we depend on Gd’s blessing in modern times?

Sources, both in WORD format and pdf, are available through the links.

August 9, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen: Practical Shemitta
Class description

Today our class on Shmitta focuses on how to treat produce of the Seventh Year.

How is the produce to be prepared for use?

What uses are permitted?

What to do with produce that is inedible or of poor quality?

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf.

In class we will translate and explain these sources.

August 11, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen: Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen Event
Class description
August 16, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen: Practical Shemitta
Class description

It is prohibited to change the form of produce that grows in the Shmitta year.

What exactly constitutes a change of form?

August 23, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen: Practical Shemitta
Class description

Peeling fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables left over on the plate after eating.

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf.

August 30, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Practical Shemitta: The Kitchen: Practical Shemitta
Class description

Sefihin is the prohibition to eat any produce of the smitta year that might have been sown or might have been sown and then grew by itself.

Sources are available through the links as usual.

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.