Orlah (tractate)

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Tractate of the Talmud
English:First fruit
Number of Mishnahs:35
Babylonian Talmud pages:-
Jerusalem Talmud pages:20
Tosefta chapters:1
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Orlah (Hebrew: ערלה, lit. "Blockage of Trees") is the tenth tractate of Seder Zeraim ("Order of Seeds") of the Mishnah and of the Talmud.[citation needed] It discusses the law of Leviticus 19:23 pertaining to any fruit bearing tree, whose fruits cannot be eaten during the first three years the tree produces fruit. The tractate generalizes this passage to discuss the broader topic of forbidden usufruct.[1]

This law applies everywhere and for all time in Jewish communities and for any fruit bearing tree owned by a Jew. Then it discusses the laws of "Neta Revai", by which produce of the fourth year is to be treated like "Maaser Sheni".[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Guggenheimer, Heinrich W. (1 December 2014). Tractates Ma'aser Seni, Hallah, 'Orlah, and Bikkurim. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. p. 397. ISBN 978-3-11-090675-2.