OU Womens Siyum Wide

Issues in Shemitah: Tree Care, Part 1

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Jan 30, 2015
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24 min 46 sec
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Moed Katan: 2b Moed Katan: 3a Moed Katan: 6b 

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May one water trees during shemitah, to prevent them from drying out? May one perform other maintenance tasks which are normally prohibited rabbinically during shemitah, for the sake of saving trees?

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Ruth Peyser Kestenbaum and Miriam & Alan Goldberg to mark the ninth yahrtzeit of their father, Irwin Peyser, Harav Yisroel Chaim ben R' Dovid V' Fraidah Raizel Peyser and for a refuah shleimah for Getzel Avraham ben Yehudit