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Neta Revai is achzareyos?

My understanding is that Chizkuni's focus when bringing neta' reva’i into the discussion is ra'avtanut i.e. voracity or gluttony. He is saying that a reason behind forbidding eating very immature ...
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Is orlah forbidden from benefit or just from eating?

Orlah (fruit from trees planted within 3 years) is forbidden for all benefit, see e.g., Mishne Torah Maachalot Assurot 10:9 Whenever anyone plants a fruit tree, it is forbidden to partake of or ...
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Can I make a bracha on smelling roses that may be orla?

There is Orla only for a tree that was planted for eating. See Rash Orla 1.1 פטור מן הערלה. כדדריש בירושלמי (הלכה א) (ויקרא יט) ונטעתם כל עץ מאכל את שהוא למאכל חייב So, because roses are ...
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What is the significance of the different years in which a fruit is permitted to be eaten?

Rambam discusses this in Guide for the Perplexed 3:37 and 3:39. Idolaters have acted similarly in reference to property. They made it a law that a certain tree, the asherah, should be worshipped, and ...
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Making buildings out of Orlah tree wood

Mishnah, Orlah 1:9: נוֹטְעִין יִחוּר שֶׁל עָרְלָה One may plant a branch of an orlah tree and Bartenura there: שהעץ מותר בהנאה because the wood is permissible for benefit This is codified in ...
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Making buildings out of Orlah tree wood

The basic approach to this is in the opening Mishnah of Masechta Orla which implies it boils down to intent: הַנּוֹטֵעַ לִסְיָג וּלְקוֹרוֹת, פָּטוּר מִן הָעָרְלָה. רַבִּי יוֹסֵי אוֹמֵר, אֲפִלּוּ ...
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Diasporan Neta Revai in Temple times

There are two questions here: Is there Neta Revai outside of Eretz Yisroel like Orlah; and, if there is, can the Revai be brought to Yerushalaim to be eaten when the Beis Hamikdash is standing. The ...
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How could Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai eat from the carob tree?

Reminds me of this (Sanhedrin 59b -- summarized and text below): Rabbi Shimeon ben Chalafta was walking on the road when lions met him and roared at him. Thereupon he quoted from Psalms: “The young ...
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Can one smell orla tree blossoms?

According to this answer, it would seem that this is permitted. The Radbaz (Shu"t 1:44) discusses this topic and rules that, if the tree was not planted for its fruits or if only the ...
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