If some food was harvested and sold and this was done on shmita year, and this harvest is later found or left in ones possetion,without having purchased it, is it permissible or desirable to be eaten since it has the kedusjat shviit?

  • If it were just harvested during the year in an illegal way it is kodshim. If it were food sown during sh'viit or the ground was dug during this time it remains forbidden.
    – CashCow
    Jun 19, 2015 at 12:11

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In the case where the food grew by itself and was then harvested or sold in a forbidden manner, it does not change the status of the food, which is Kodshim like you say. It needs to be treated as such.

And yes, it should be eaten with the kevana of kedushat shviit. (We have been doing a series on this recently with a variety of sources).

  • So if something (like vegetable) is planted and harvested on shmita it is forbidden to eat? Is it still kadosh? What should be done with it?
    – alice fine
    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:55
  • I believe it is but need to find the source for it.
    – CashCow
    Jun 22, 2015 at 13:25

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