The mitzva of orla mandates that fruit from trees less than three years old must not be eaten or utilized in any other way. In this episode, we discover how long three years actually are according to the Jewish law. We also explore the halachic definition of a tree, including how a fruit from a tree can be considered a vegetable, therefore evading the orla restriction. Finally, we also discuss the implications of who grows the trees and where.


In English | Sunday | Jan 14 | 7pm (12pm EST)

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According to Jewish tradition, there is a unique relationship between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel. As part of this connection, there is a set of land-related mitzvot – mitzvot ha'tluyot ba'aretz – which deal mostly with agriculture. In our series, we will study the development of these commandments and their impact on modern day agriculture in Israel.



Boundaries of Holiness

In English | Sunday | Jan 7 | 7pm (12pm EST)


In English | Sunday | Jan 14 | 7pm (12pm EST)


In English | Sunday | Jan 21 | 7pm (12pm EST)


In English | Sunday | Jan 28 | 7pm (12pm EST)

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