Extensively Revised and Updated for Shemittah 5775
- What is a prozbul and how will it help me collect my loans?
- I live in New York; my son says that I have to send my esrog back to Israel because of biur. What’s going on?
- I have a bottle of wine that says Otzar Beis Din on it. Can I use it for havdalah?
- How do I take care of my pomegranate tree or my indoor potted plant?
- Do flowers need to be kosher?
This work represents the first practical and comprehensive guide to the laws of Shemittah for the English-speaking public. In a clear, smooth, and flowing style, Rabbi Dovid Marchant explains the laws related to the pre-Shemittah, Shemittah and post-Shemittah years in a way that will appeal to everyone — homemaker and kollelman alike.
Gateways to Shemittah also contains halachic decisions rendered by contemporary Gedolim, a section on the reasons behind the halachos, extensive source references, chapters that explore the history and concept of Shemittah and why it still applies today, and a complete glossary and index.
This updated edition features:
- Detailed information on how to buy fruits and vegetables during Shemittah
- Delineation of the boundaries of Eretz Yisrael concerning Shemittah laws, including a map
- Many more practical halachos, with new user-friendly footnotes
- ITEM #: 7048
- ISBN: 978-1-59826-118-9
- Weight: 2.2300 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 473 pages
- Published by: Feldheim Publishers
Many contemporary issues are addressed here that people will find both interesting and surprising. Source lists, a glossary and index at the back of the book are very helpful, and the footnotes are clear and easily referenced. All the parts of this books book make a whole that is a good resource for students and teachers. This book is recommended for Jewish libraries.