Thursday, June 20, 2013

Re-starting the Orla count


We are required to abandon the fruit of a tree's first three years, neither eating it nor benefiting it; this is the law of Orla. [See Vayikra 19:23.]

If a tree is uprooted, but it retains a root ball encased in earth - and this earth could keep it alive if it were placed in a hole such that it would not lose its moisutre - then the orla count does not re-start.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:185)

Have a great day,

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