The month of Adar Aleph begins this Thursday! (Wednesday is also Rosh Chodesh!)
The following list is not fully comprehensive at all but includes some common everyday produce most people use. It is largely based on Rabbi Marcus's "Shmittah 5768: A Pratical Guide" (which we recommend you order for yourself here) and other sources. For more information on what these dates mean see here.
Kedushat Shevi'it Starts
On 1 Adar Aleph:
Garlic Nectarine Peaches
On 7 Adar Aleph:
Additionally Kedushat Shevi'it for these items remains in effect:
Final Thoughts And Photos on the Winter Storm of 5768
As the last few stubborn patches of snow melt away I wanted to share a few more pictures I took and a wonderful thought.
These were taken on Thursday morning which was relatively warm and sunny.
Dogs, kids, just about everyone was playing in the snow.
And the roads slowly turned back to normal.
But I wanted to share something that no one seems to point out.
It’s a truly amazing thing when you see it with your own eyes.
If these pictures don’t prove how rain (and snow) on Eretz Yisrael are a direct gift from our father-in-heaven.
And a most beautiful gift indeed.
But just look at this radar capture taken in the midst of the storm. The rain and snow falls literally only within the biblical borders of Eretz Yisrael – and just stops – just like that – as soon as the clouds pass over the border...