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Daily Mitzvah

Positive Commandment 119

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Positive Commandment 119 (Digest)
Fruit of the Fourth Year

"All its fruit shall be holy for praise-giving to G‑d"Leviticus 19:24.

We are commanded to sanctify the fruit produced by a tree in the fourth year [after its planting]. These fruit – like the Second Tithe – are brought to Jerusalem and eaten there by its owners. (The priests have no part of it.)

Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
Daily Quote
If a poor man happened to come to the wicked city of Sodom, every resident gave him a coin, upon which he inscribed his name; but no bread was given him. When he died, each came and took back his coin.
  –Talmud, Sanhedrin 109a
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