Alert from Keren Hamaasros

costco maaserKeren Hamaasros is urging the public in this Yom Tov season when we typically buy an extraordinary amount of produce to check the country of origin of their produce.

Once again, produce from Israel is being sold in Costco and other stores in the area. Clementines, oranges, and grapefruits from Israel have been seen in Costco, and the public should be advised that these are still from the Shemitta year, and may not be purchased.

Once purchased, they have Kedushas Sheviis, and a Rav should be consulted on how to proceed.

For further questions or information, contact Keren Hamaasros at (732) 901-9246.


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  1. Fruits may have an Orlah issue that is applicable even when Shmittah isn’t an issue and has no remedy. Pickles can be remedied by taking of Ma’aser.

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