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Eretz Yisrael (eh-retz yees-rah-ehl) — “lit., Land of Israel; the Land of Israel according to Jewish law (not identical in borders nor in Jewish law to the modern State of Israel)
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Orla: How To Calculate
Orla: Doubt about Tree Age in Eretz Yisrael
Do not eat fruit from a tree growing in Eretz Yisrael if you are not...
Orla: How To Calculate
Orla: Doubt about Tree Age outside of Eretz Yisrael
You may eat fruit from a tree growing outside of Eretz Yisrael if...
What To Pray: Set Prayers: Amida: Ambiguities
Tein Bracha If in Eretz Yisrael Cheshvan 7/Dec. 4
If you are in Eretz Yisrael between Cheshvan 7 (when people in...
Orla: Individual Fruits
Orla: Grapes outside of Eretz Yisrael
Outside of Eretz Yisrael , only grapes (not other types of...
Orla: Individual Fruits
Orla: Papayas in Eretz Yisrael
Papayas grown in Eretz Yisrael may not be usable, since papaya trees...
Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim): Planting in Earth
Kilayim: Planting in Eretz Yisrael
Do not plant two species of fruit or vegetable plants (and trees)...
Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim): Planting in Pots
Kilayim: Planting in Pots in Eretz Yisrael
Within Eretz Yisrael , you may not plant disparate species in the...
Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim): Planting in Pots
Kilayim: Planting in Pots outside of Eretz Yisrael
Outside of Eretz Yisrael, plants in pots are not subject to kilayim...
Shmita: Fruit
Shmita: Canned Fruit from Eretz Yisrael
You may not buy canned fruit or other produce from Eretz Yisrael...
LAND OF ISRAEL (Eretz Yisrael)
Jew Selling Land in Eretz Yisrael to a Non-Jew
A Jew may not sell land in Eretz Yisrael to a non-Jew, under normal...
LAND OF ISRAEL (Eretz Yisrael)
Leaving Eretz Yisrael
If you live permanently in Eretz Yisrael , you may leave permanently...
LAND OF ISRAEL (Eretz Yisrael)
Mitzva To Live in Eretz Yisrael
It is a mitzva to live in Eretz Yisrael but it is not required.
LAND OF ISRAEL (Eretz Yisrael)
Non-Jews Owning Land in Eretz Yisrael
A non-Jew may own land in Eretz Yisrael .  A Jew may not take...
Burial: Eretz Yisrael
Burial: Eretz Yisrael If Did Not Live There
You should not be buried in Eretz Yisrael if you could have lived in...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: In Eretz Yisrael
In Eretz Yisrael , read only the line for the actual (correct) day....
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: Outside Eretz Yisrael
Since two days of Jewish festival are observed outside of Eretz...
Jewish Festival: One Day or Two
Jewish Festival: One Day for a Year Plus in Eretz Yisrael
If you are living in Eretz Yisrael for one year and might stay...
Jewish Festival: One Day or Two
Jewish Festival: One Day in Eretz Yisrael
To keep one day only of a Jewish festival in Eretz Yisrael , you...
Mezuza: When To Affix in Eretz Yisrael
Mezuza: When To Affix in Eretz Yisrael
In Eretz Yisrael , whether you buy or rent, you must affix mezuzot...
Mezuza: When To Affix Outside Eretz Yisrael
Mezuza: When To Affix Outside Eretz Yisrael: Buying (or Renting for More Than 30 Days)
Outside of Eretz Yisrael , you must affix a mezuza immediately once...
Mezuza: When To Affix Outside Eretz Yisrael
Mezuza: When To Affix Outside Eretz Yisrael: Renting for Fewer Than 30 Days
Outside of Eretz Yisrael , you do not need to affix a mezuza (even...
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed
Tefilin: Chol HaMoed: In Eretz Yisrael
If you move to Eretz Yisrael  (where no one wears tefilin...
Teruma/Ma’aser: Location
Teruma/Ma'aser: Location: Grown in Eretz Yisrael
Teruma and ma’aser laws only apply to produce grown in Eretz...
LAND OF ISRAEL (Eretz Yisrael)
Non-Jews Living in Eretz Yisrael
Non-Jews are not prohibited from living in Eretz Yisrae l as long...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Sukka: Eating
Sukka: Eating: Uncomfortable Weather
Except for first night of Sukkot (and also the second night outside of...
Al Ha'Eitz: Ve'al HaPeirot or Ve'al Peiroteha
Al Ha'Eitz Ve'al HaPeirot or Ve'al Peiroteha
Situation You ate some of the Five Special Fruits and they...
Introduction to Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim)
Introduction to Forbidden Mixtures/Kilayim
The limits of kilayim keep: Individual creations true to...
Amida Errors: Tein Bracha/Tein Tal U'Matar L'vracha
Amida Errors: Tein Bracha/Tein Tal U'Matar L'Vracha
Outside of Eretz Yisrael , begin saying Tein tal u'matar...
Chanuka: Candles: Where To Light
Chanuka: Candles: Place Anywhere
You may place Chanuka candles anywhere (but they should be lit...
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom
Charity/Tzedaka: To Whom: General Rules Charity: Family First...
Wedding Customs (These are NOT halachot!)
Wedding Customs: What the Groom Buys
The custom is for the groom to pay for the band, photos,...
Orla: General Questions
Orla: Which Fruit Is Orla
Do not eat tree fruit for the first three years of the tree ( orla );...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
Magid: Tell the Story
Calculating the End (of Slavery)
God told Avraham (Abraham) that his children would be living in...
Jewish Festivals: Separating Challa
Jewish Festivals: Challa Not Separated before Festival
On Jewish festivals , you may not separate challa from loaves baked...
Teruma/Ma'aser: Quantity
Teruma/Ma'aser: Quantity: On How Much To Separate
Separate teruma and ma’aser on any amount of produce grown in...
Teruma/Ma'aser: When To Separate
Teruma/Ma'aser: When To Separate: Cooking Outside
Situation You cook, outside, fruit from a privately owned tree in...
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
(from http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-terumos.htm , used with...
Shmini Atzeret
Introduction to Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Timing In Eretz Yisrael , Shmini Atzeret and Simchat...
Introduction to Shmita
Introduction to Shmita
Every seventh year , fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes grown...
Shmita: Fruit
Shmita: Fruit: How To Eat
You may eat fruit of the shmita year in Eretz Yisrael, but only in...
Shmita: Grain and Vegetables
Shmita: Grain and Vegetables: Benefiting From
You may not use grain and vegetables grown in Eretz Yisrael from a...
Shmita: Plants
Spitting Seeds During Shmita
In Eretz Yisrael , you may spit seeds on the ground during a shmita...
Shmita: Plants
Watering the Ground during Shmita
In Eretz Yisrael , you may not pour water on the ground during a...
Shmita: Wine
Buying and Using Shmita Wine
You may not buy wine from grapes grown in Eretz Yisrael during a...
Introduction to Yashan
Where Yashan Applies
Yashan applies to grain grown anywhere in the world. Note...
Yashan: Halachot
When Grain Becomes Yashan
You may use grain as “ yashan ” after the first day of...
Al HaGafen: Which Blessing Ending
Al HaGafen: Al Pri HaGafen or Al Pri Gafna
After drinking wine made from grapes grown in Eretz Yisrael...
SheHecheyanu: Jewish Festivals
SheHecheyanu at Candle-Lighting for Jewish Festivals
Say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles for: Both...
Blessing the Children/Birkat HaBanim
Introduction to Blessing the Children/Birkat HaBanim
The Blessing for the Children has two parts: Introduction...
Separating the Challa Portion
Separating Challa after Baking
You may separate  challa  after baking (on weekdays only) if...
What Is Kosher?
What Is Kosher?
By Sara-Malka (Diane) Laderman Kosher (Hebrew for...
Burial: When
Same-Day or Delayed Burial
A body should be buried the same day as death occurs or as soon as...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Jewish Festival: One Day or Two
Jewish Festival: One Day or Two
Outside of Eretz Yisrael , Jewish festivals are observed for two...
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
Jewish Festivals: Evening Kiddush
To fulfill the two requirements for Jewish festival evening kiddush...
Sukka: Leaving: First Night
Sukka: Leaving: First Night: Rain
Rain on the first night of Sukkot is only considered a bad omen in...
Sukka: Shmini Atzeret
Sukka: Shmini Atzeret
Outside Eretz Yisrael , you should eat your meals in the sukka on...
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Jewish Festivals: Medicines: When To Take Medicine generally may not...
Passover Night(s): Ma'ariv
Hallel after Ma'ariv
People who have the custom of saying hallel after ma’ariv on...
Passover Night(s): Ma'ariv
HaMapil on Passover
On the first two nights of Passover , before going to sleep, just say...
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
The intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot (between the first and...
Amida: Reader's Repetition: Priestly Blessing (Birkat Cohanim)
Birkat Cohanim: Talit over Child's Head
It is a custom for fathers to cover their sons’ heads with their...
Introduction to Rosh Chodesh
Introduction to Rosh Chodesh
Rosh Chodesh , the beginning of the Jewish (lunar) month, is a minor...
Passover: Ending Day(s): SheHecheyanu
Passover: Ending Day(s): SheHecheyanu
Do not say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles or saying...
Lulav: Setting Up
To Set Up a Lulav
To set up a lulav : hold with spine facing you, with three myrtle...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: When You May Borrow
You may borrow a lulav on all days of Sukkot except the first day...
Introduction to Food Nullification: Foods
Introduction to Food Nullification: Foods
Categories of Batel /Nullification Categories of nullification of...
Set Prayers: Ma'ariv
Bar'chu at End of Ma'ariv
In Eretz Yisrael , it is customary to say bar’chu again at...
Kashrut: Food Sold by Stores or Caterers
When Hechsher NOT Needed
Processed Food without Hechsher: Is It Kosher?   If a...
Spices
Spices
Spices (pure) are OK everywhere but beware of bugs. If the spices are...
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments (Mitzvot): Obligations
Women: Time-Based Positive Commandments/Mitzvot: Obligations
In addition to prayer obligations (see Women: Minimal Prayer ), women...
Teruma/Ma’aser: Types of Plants
Teruma/Ma'aser: Types of Plants: Herbs
Separate teruma and ma’aser on herbs grown in Eretz...

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