Wednesday, May 24, 2006

More information and/or opinions on kashrut, courtesy of Shifra

Round-up of recent posts concerning kashrut:

My two.

Shifra's four. Boy, do I have a lot to learn!


Blogger Shira Salamone said...

From Jameel the Muqata via e-mail, a PDF file concerning terumah and maaser:

"Here's the link if you want to put it up on your blog.

. . .

On a very high level scale -- everything grown in Israel needs to be tithed. Be it grapes, grain, fruits or vegetables.

How much needs to be taken?

Teruma (which would go to the Kohein) -- the Torah doesn't say how much. Even a little bit is fine.

Maasser Rishon (which would go to the Levi) -- is 10% (but really 10% of 1/100 of the entire produce)

Maasser Sheyni or Ani (poor) -- based on table I sent you. also 10% of the 1/100)

The good news is that almost all produce in Israel has trumot and massrot taken care of before you get it. If its Tenuva produce (which almost all supermarkers carry) then you have no thing to worry about.

Anyway....its just one of the privledges of living here, that we get to observe all these additional mitzvot (despite them sounding very complex, minute, and difficult to follow...but you can get the hang of it...)"

Thanks, Jameel!

Sun May 28, 05:39:00 AM 2006  

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