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Leket in the Peah Zone

A pauper is gathering grain in the "Peah" zone - the corner of the field set aside by the owner for the poor. If he drops a piece of wheat, may he pick it up, or does he have to leave it as ...
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Is there a minimum field size for peah to apply?

I know that peah applies to fields of food crops (not other produce) and that halacha is to leave at least 1/60 of the field unharvested for this purpose. What I haven't found is whether there is a ...
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Why don't we give Peah today?

Unlike Maaser Rishon, there is no doubt that person receiving Peah is actually eligable to take it. Unlike Terumah and Maaser Sheni, there is no concern about Tahara. So I can't think of a reason ...
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Corner of a garment vs. corner of a field vs. corner of a face

Related to this question. Regarding the obligation to affix fringes, the Torah commands them to be attached to the corners (kanfei) of the clothing. But when it comes to our fields and our faces, the ...
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Which plants are not subject to peah, leket, and shichecha?

I'm learning mesecet Peah and we're having trouble keeping track of which fruits and crops are not subject to peah, leket, and shichecha. I believe that all fields are subject to peah, but that there ...
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With reference to Lev 23:22, what was the equivalent act of kindness for those with no harvestable produce?

The question "Why mention the ger in Lev 19:10, 23:22?" references Vayikra 23:22 and quotes from it: When you reap the harvest of your Land, you shall not completely remove the corner of your field ...
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visual aid for olelet

Olelet is described in mishnah peah 7:4: אֵיזוֹהִי עוֹלֶלֶת. כָּל שֶׁאֵין לָהּ לֹא כָתֵף וְלֹא נָטֵף. אִם יֶשׁ לָהּ כָּתֵף אוֹ נָטֵף, שֶׁל בַּעַל הַבַּיִת, אִם סָפֵק, לָעֲנִיִּים. עוֹלֶלֶת ...
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Safek Leket Leket vs. Hamotzi Mechaveiro

On the one hand, the Mishnah (Pe'ah 4:11) records that doubtful leket goes to the poor. (Yes, I am aware that R' Meir says that. The Tosfos Yom Tov holds that everyone holds of that in principle and ...
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Can I add והבאת שלום בין משפחה למשפחה to אלו דברים in the morning?

Rashi says about the altar that we can't wave a sword over it in משפטים, the maftir. Can I add his opinion (above included also) to the list of אלו דברים שאדם אוכל פירותיהם בעולם הזה in Shacharit? ...
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Is the temple allowed to refuse hekdesh?

Suppose a landowner is a jerk and is sick of poor people harvesting the corner of his field. (The mitzva of Peya) If he were to consecrate his crops/field to the Temple, they would be hekdesh and ...
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Why mention the ger in Lev 19:10, 23:22?

Vayikra 23:22: וּבְקֻצְרְכֶם אֶת קְצִיר אַרְצְכֶם לֹא תְכַלֶּה פְּאַת שָׂדְךָ בְּקֻצְרֶךָ וְלֶקֶט קְצִירְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט לֶעָנִי וְלַגֵּר תַּעֲזֹב אֹתָם When you reap the harvest of your Land, ...
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Peah on a circular field

If a farmer's field was perfectly circular and had no corners, how would peah be designated? Would it be exempt from peah? Would he designate the outer ring as peah?
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Is Boaz allowed to show Rus favoritism?

In megillas Rus (2:15-16) we read וַיְצַו בֹּעַז אֶת-נְעָרָיו לֵאמֹר, גַּם בֵּין הָעֳמָרִים תְּלַקֵּט--וְלֹא תַכְלִימוּהָ.‏ וְגַם שֹׁל-תָּשֹׁלּוּ לָהּ, מִן-הַצְּבָתִים; וַעֲזַבְתֶּם ...
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Limits on Shikhiha Leket and Peah

Massekhes Peah talks extensively about the amount of crop to be left by the farmer for Leket & Peah as well as what constitutes shikhiha. Some one just asked me if there was a limit to the ...
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The meaning of the Hebrew word Pe'as (פאת)

In Vayikra 19:27 the verse says: לֹ֣א תַקִּ֔פוּ פְּאַ֖ת רֹֽאשְׁכֶ֑ם וְלֹ֣א תַשְׁחִ֔ית אֵ֖ת פְּאַ֥ת זְקָנֶֽךָ׃ It means both peyos on the head, yet in Vayikra 23:22 the verse says: ...
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A worker who did Shich'cha

If a worker forgot a sheave in a field, thereby making it Shich'cha (one of the gifts which the owner of the field must leave to the poor), does he have to pay back the owner?
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Does kashrut depend on peah, leket, etc?

I understand that if a crop in the Land of Israel does not have the trumot and maaserot properly separated, then the produce is tevel and cannot be eaten (until it is done). But that made me think of ...
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Meggilas Rus - Leket, Shikcha, and Peah

When Rus went out into the field to pick up the Shikcha (dropped or forgotten crops which must be left for the poor), Boaz sees her great piety and tells his servants to drop more on purpose so that ...
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