Heter Mechira-Continued

Sefardi Beit Sefer

In the previous Halacha we have discussed the historical background and the general laws of Heter Mechira (the permissible method of selling land in Israel to a non-Jew in order to absolve it of the sanctity of Shevi’it) practiced during theShemitta year and which Maran Rabbeinu Ovadia Yosef zt”l ruled unequivocally must be upheld and implemented by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in order to accommodate those who are interested in selling their lands to an Arab during the Shemittayear so that the sanctity of Shevi’it does not rest on the produce grown while in their possession.

In the previous Shemitta year, 5768 (2008), we have written that once the lands have halachically been sold to a non-Jew, one who wishes to purchase and consume Heter Mechira produce may indeed do so without any hindrance and there is no reason to be concerned with the opinion of…

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