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Hefker (ownerless produce) is exempt from the obligation to have Terumah and Maaser taken from it (Rambam, Hil. Terumos 2:11). So if they drop sheaves on purpose and declare them hefker, then no, there wouldn't be a problem.


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The Sefer M'rafsin Igra V'yakel pg.199 asks this question. Rav Moshe Brim and Rav Yair Yedidya Pacha answer and explain the reasoning of the mitzvah. They explain the issur of not leaving over a corner comes from the mitzvah of leaving over for the poor. Therefore if one would leave over four little corners or one big corner there would be no difference,as ...


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Aaron, your guess is correct: the produce remains kosher whether it was shared with the poor or not. The only portions of the produce that have restrictions on its edibility are: terumah, which must be eaten by a Kohen while ritually pure terumat maaser, which is the terumah given by the Levi. Ma'aser sheni, should be kept ritually pure (tahor) and eaten ...


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Strictly speaking, Peah doesn't have to be from the corners of the field. (Mishnah Peah 1:3). The mishnah says that the minimum measure of a field that should be reserved for peah is 1/60th (Mishnah Peah 1:2) although there's no maximum, so I would assume the same ratios would apply to a round field. Peah is also usually left to one side of a field, so it ...


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Favortism is not allowed to be shown regarding collecting from Peah. However as the Posuk indicates Boaz was allowing her to collect even from his own personal stuff גַּם בֵּין הָעֳמָרִים תְּלַקֵּט which there it belonged to Boaz and he is allowed to do whatever he wants.


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The mishna in Pea chapter 5 says, and the Rambam in Mat'nos Aniyim chapter 6 codifies, that if someone is working a field with no claim to the not-yet-reaped crops and happens to be poor enough to claim leket, then he can claim leket from the very field he's working. Since they don't mention that he must repay the field's owner for this (and I don't see it ...


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According to the Rama (Yorah Deah 332), Leket, Shikcha, and Peah are Mitzvos that we do not keep currently. There are those who wanted to reinstate it in Eretz Yisroel, however the Chazon Ish was against it (will add in source when I find it).


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"Kol Hamarbeh Lisapir Byitziyas MitzRayim Haray Zeh Mishoebach" means that when extending the time past the end of the zman, one is to be praised even though one is no longer fulfilling the mitzvah. Note that the story has Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah continuing to speak of Yetzias Mitzraim past chatzos even though he held that the seder had to end at chatzos. ...


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From the Minchas Chinuch (216)'s discussion of how a landowner can give out pea to paupers after he did not leave it in his field for them, it seems to me that he can give all of it to one pauper. I don't see why it'd be different when the pauper picks the crop himself, but I have no explicit source.



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