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Bikkurim offerings quality

The Passuk commanding Bikkurim (Exodus 23:19) commands the “choicest” fruits. Were any bikkurim offerings (from the last prescribed species) ineligible for offering because of being too ripe, not ripe ...
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The Quality of Charity

Parshat Ki Tavo tells us about bikkurim -- offering God the first fruit of the harvest. [Deuteronomy 26:2-11] The Rambam says that all donations for the sake of God should be of the best goods we ...
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Declaration of First-Fruits

When a person offers the bikkurim for the first time of that year, they come to the Kohen of those days and declare to him the declaration of Deuteronomy 26:3: ובאת אל־הכהן אשר יהיה בימים ההם ואמרת ...
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Prostration during offerings?

While the first-fruits were being offered, it is stated in Deuteronomy 26:10 that after the declaration of the person offering, they would "prostrate themselves before Hashem." Where would ...
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why do we lein both rishon and sheini of ki savo on monday/thursday/shabbos mincha?

i would assume it is to be able to link the parshios of bikurim and vidui maaser due to their similarities, but would like to see a source inside for it. thanks!
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Does a hybrid count as a fruit from the seven species?

If a hybrid of two different fruits from the seven species was grown, does it still count as a fruit from the seven species, or is it considered a fruit of its own, with regards to Bikkurim and the ...
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Could one bring bikkurim on Tisha B'Av?

Bikkurim can be brought from Shavuot till Sukkot and perhaps longer (not after Chanukah). Part and parcel of the mitzvah of Bikkurim seems to be an aspect of simcha/rejoicing. I have not seen any ...
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Questions about Barley harvest and first fruits [closed]

I am studying the agricultural cycle as it relates to the feasts, and have a few thorny questions about the firstfruit offering in Nisan, in Leviticus 23:9-14. This is my first question, so excuse me ...
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Can a sikrikon be Jewish?

Can a sikrikon be Jewish, or are they by definition non-Jewish bandits? If by definition non-Jewish, then why are they specifically listed as not bringing bikkurim in the Mishna? (Bikkurim 1:2) Non-...
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Did two and half tribes settled across the Jordan bring Bikkurim?

Two and half tribes (Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh) were settled on the other side of Jordan and according to Rabbi Yose the Galilean fruits from across the Jordan were not allowed Bikkurim 1:10 ...
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Would the kohen place his hands under a woman's hand when she brought bikkurim?

In Devarim 26 and tractate Bikkurim it describes the bikkurim ritual including the fact that the kohen would place his hands under the hands of the person bringing the bikkurim during the waving of ...
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Why does the Jerusalem Talmud speak of only white wine grapes being offered at the temple?

According to Asaph Goor, the Jerusalem Talmud, Bikkurim, chapter 1, Halacha 3, contains a discussion on the question of the propriety of vine offerings to the Temple. It strictly enjoins that only ...
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Where in the Torah is the "ascending order of importance" derived?

Where in the Torah is the "ascending order of importance" derived, as used by the Temple Institute in describing the basket of firstfruits? They wrote, [> "The fruits were arranged ...
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Who used the "Special seven tiered baskets" that "were employed to display the firstfruits"?

The Temple Institute wrote, "Likewise, pilgrims brought the firstfruits from their own fields and orchards, of the seven fruits of the land of Israel mentioned in Deuteronomy: Figs, grapes, ...
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Why can a convert say mikra bikkurim but not viduy maaser?

Maaser Sheini 5:14 says that a convert can't say viduy maaser because he doesn't inherit a portion of the Land and can't say ואת האדמה אשר נתת לנו. We follow this mishnah. Bikkurim 1:4 says that a ...
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Why cannot a convert make certain statements? I feel they are being pushed away at the same time respect is being given to them

It is stated that a convert is in the same regard considered a Jew as a native born. Rashi on Dvarim 26:11 states that a convert cannot recite the declaration כי באתי אל הארץ נשמע ה׳ לאבתינו לתת לנו. ...
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Connection between the akeidah and bikkurim

Some of the akeidah selichos, particularly for days 4 and 5 of teshuvah (Artscroll Minhag Lita), contain references to the mitzvah of bikkurim. Are there any other sources that draw this comparison ...
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Bikkurim during Shemita

During shemita, every 7th year of the agricultural cycle, the land of Israel is to be left completely fallow. One is forbidden from working the land which includes: plowing, planting, pruning and ...
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Was the world created for the sake of Bikkurim or Torah?

I was reading Let There Be Rain and on page 8 it says the following: "The world was created for the sake of the mitzvah of bikkurim,..." (Shemos 34:26) Yet the Tikkunei Zohar [78b] and Bereishis ...
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How practically did large farmers manage presenting their bikkurim?

The minimum shiur for bikkurim miderabbonon is one-sixtieth - see the answer to this question. One sixtieth of the harvest for a farmer of a sizable farm would be difficult to fit into even seven ...
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Why are Bikkurim and burial different from each other?

In this week's parsha we read about the mitzvah of Bikkurim. The Torah tells us to bring our first fruits of the season to the Beit Hamikdash, and offer it to the Kohanim. We are also told that the ...
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Is there a prohibition to eat produce before bikkurim (first fruits) have been separated?

Rambam Sefer Hamitzvos negative command 153 says We are forbidden from eating tevel, i.e. produce from which the terumos1 and ma'asros have not yet been separated. Is there a comparable ...
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How much produce becomes bikkurim (first fruits)?

How much produce becomes bikkurim (first fruits)? Rambam says: Hilchos Bikkurim Chap 2 Halacha 19 How should one separate the first fruits? A person descends to his field, sees a fig tree, a ...
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What does, 'A wandering Aramean was my father' mean in Dt 26:5?

What does, 'A wandering Aramean was my father' mean in Dt 26:5? Why was this response required to be made before the LORD?
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Bicurim from something planted in a pot

The Rambam writes the following הגדל בעציץ אע"פ שהוא נקוב והגדל בספינה אינו מביא ממנו כל עיקר שנאמר בארצם. אבל מביא מן הגדל בגג או בחורבה — essentially saying that bicurim is not brought from ...
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Why not say mishna (M'nachos 61) means to exclude R' Y'huda?

There's a dispute between tanaim as to when the bikurim were waved (t'nufa): Rabi Eliezer ben Yaakov says they were were waved during viduy, while Rabi Y'huda says they were waved after viduy. (...
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Why are these korbanos waved?

A few offerings are waved (moved upward, downward, back, and forth) as a part of the process of offering them. If I'm not mistaken, the following is a complete list: The asham of the m'tzora, while ...
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Bikkurim Baskets

Why do the poor have to give away their wicker baskets yet the rich get back their gold baskets and I know the Gemara says this proves that wealth goes to wealth and poor goes to poor but why IS THE ...
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Arami Oved Avi Vayerd Mitzraimah

The Declaration (Viduy) said when bringing the BIKKURIM includes saying “An Aramian wanted to destroy my father, and he went down to Egypt” Yaakov had many things Happen to him why choose the ...
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How to collect Bikurim practically?

So we know that Bikurim was collected by tying a reed to the first fruit of a particular field when it would be found budding. We also know that Chazal say to give one 60th of one's produce as ...
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What's in the new bit of Jerusalem Talmud?

I just read a news story about a newly discovered sentence-long fragment of the Jerusalem Talmud that apparently resolves a previously unintelligible section of Tractate Bikkurim. Does anyone know ...
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