Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Hilchos Shmita Series

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by Joel Rich

HaRav Asher Weiss: Sunday 10/10/21-Principals of Shmitta

Is there a mitzvah to eat peirot shviit?  Does the owner or the torah make them hefker?  Can shamur and nevad be eaten?  Is not working the land a din in gavra, cheftza or both?  Don’t buy a piece of land, do support farmers who keep shviit.

HaRav Shraga Kallus: Wednesday 10/13/21-Practical Applications of Shmitta

First part focuses on yvul nochri – does it have kdushat shviit?  Second part focuses on the boundaries of eretz yisrael for shmita purposes.

HaRav Yitzchok Gettinger: Tuesday 10/19/21-פירות שביעית

Shviit applications of understanding the classic analysis of bishul/afia/zriah—is it the initiation or culmination that counts?

HaRav Asher Weiss: Sunday 10/17/21-יסודות בהלכות שביעית

Is it a mitzvah to eat peirot shviit?  Opinions range from yes to no to R’Weiss’s ratzon hatorah.  Schora and hefsed prohibitions are due to the requirement of hefker.

Worth hearing—people today don’t want any bother in doing mitzvot.

HaRav Shraga Kallus: Wednesday 10/20/21-עיונים בהלכות שביעית

For agricultural products with kdushat shviit, normal usages are allowed.  There may be concerns with juicing, peels, bliyot, soup disposal, and certain wine and olive oil issues?



About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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