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Exporting Shemittah Produce

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchok and Dayan at The Bais HaVaad Question: I am visiting Eretz Yisroel this year and would like to bring back some fruits. Is there a problem with bringing produce from…

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Practical Applications of Kedushas Sheviis

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchok and Posek at The Bais HaVaad Question: What is kedushas sheviis and what are its practical applications? Answer: Kedushas sheviis means that anything that grew during shemittah in a permissible…

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Keeping Shemittah From Abroad

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchok and Posek at The Bais HaVaad Case : Reuven owns an apartment in Eretz Yisroel, and it has a fruit tree outside. He lives in America and has no plans…

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When is a Pruzbul Written?

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchok and Posek at The Bais HaVaad Question: I was under the assumption that debts are erased at the end of the shemittah year; however, I noticed some men in shul…

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What Is a Pruzbul?

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchok and Posek at The Bais HaVaad Question: How exactly does a pruzbul work? Is it necessary for everyone to write one? Answer: The Torah tells us that one should not…

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Shemittah in Chutz La’aretz

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Cohen, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Ohel Yitzchok and Posek at The Bais HaVaad Question: Most halachos of shemittah are applicable only in Eretz Yisroel. I don’t live in Eretz Yisroel. Does any aspect of shemittah apply to…

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