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amother




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Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 9:33 am
Someone brought me as a gift some fruits that are shmitta. Can I eat them? What do I do with them? I don’t know the halachos.
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Cookies n Cake




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 9:38 am
Shmitta as in Kedushat Shviis? You can eat them and make sure there are no leftovers. That's the simplest. If there are leftovers (even tiny pieces) you need to dispose of them in a Shmita bin.
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amother




Bluebonnet
 

Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 10:35 am
It's a great זכות to eat the holy produce of the seventh year. If anything edible is left over, wrap it in plastic and put it away until it spoils. Then you can throw it out.
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amother




Stone
 

Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 7:39 pm
Are you in Israel? Does it have a hechsher?
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amother




Chartreuse
 

Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 7:52 pm
Are you in Israel, because as far as I’m aware fruit that has kedushas sheviis is not allowed to leave ey.
If you are outside of ey you should ask a rav what to do with it.
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amother




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Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 12:22 am
amother Chartreuse wrote:
Are you in Israel, because as far as I’m aware fruit that has kedushas sheviis is not allowed to leave ey.
If you are outside of ey you should ask a rav what to do with it.

I didn’t know this. I’m outside israel.
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amother




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Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 12:24 am
amother Stone wrote:
Are you in Israel? Does it have a hechsher?

It’s repackaged from a store. Like a plastic container with a paper label. No hechsher on the container. Does it need a hechsher?
I think the store is a kosher store.
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mamaleh




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 12:32 am
How do you know it’s shmittah fruit?
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juggling




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 12:33 am
amother OP wrote:
It’s repackaged from a store. Like a plastic container with a paper label. No hechsher on the container. Does it need a hechsher?
I think the store is a kosher store.

Why do you think it's kedushat shviit? It's more likely heter mechira, if it's Israeli fruit being sold in chul. Many rabanim don't have a problem with heter mechira, it's the only way for exporters to continue to sell during shmita afaik. If you're concerned whether you may eat it, I recommend you ask your local rabbi because there are quite a few opinions as to its status.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 1:08 am
Somebody bought you fruit in EY and brought it back home to USA? If yes, that person should learn hilchot shmitta. You are forbidden to eat shmitta outside EY.
it's also forbidden to give to a non-jew to eat.
Ask your rabbi what to do.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 1:12 am
This thread shows that even if you live outside EY it's important to be somewhat versed in hilchot shmitta.
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Jewishmom8




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 1:13 am
do not eat it.
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amother




Bluebonnet
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 1:42 am
You may want to read this.
https://oukosher.org/blog/cons.....ions/

I would guess, though, that plain fruit marked grown in Israel is likely to be heter mechira. Consult with a rabbi about your options.
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amother




OP
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 8:35 am
I was told that it’s shmitta produce. I had no idea of any of this and neither did my friend who brought it back and gave it to me.

I haven’t eaten it because I wasn’t sure about it.
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Rappel




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 8:47 am
Do not throw it away.

Call your Rav.
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essie14




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 9:15 am
amother OP wrote:
I was told that it’s shmitta produce. I had no idea of any of this and neither did my friend who brought it back and gave it to me.

I haven’t eaten it because I wasn’t sure about it.

She brought it back from Israel?
Yes, it's definitely a problem to eat shmittah produce outside of Israel. Speak to your LOR.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 23 2022, 9:26 am
amother OP wrote:
I was told that it’s shmitta produce. I had no idea of any of this and neither did my friend who brought it back and gave it to me.

I haven’t eaten it because I wasn’t sure about it.

It's praiseworthy that OP has the yirat shamayim to check in advance. Flower
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