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Positive Commandment 201 (Digest)
Allowing Employees to Eat from the Crops

"When you come [to work] in your fellow's vineyard, you may eat grapes... When you enter your fellow's standing grain, you may pick the ears with your hand"Deuteronomy 23:25.

An employer must allow his worker to eat, while working, from the produce which he is working on.

(See Negative Commandment 267 for more details on this allowance.)


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.
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