[Avodah] Kitniyot

Lisa Liel lisa.liel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 07:31:38 PDT 2013

On 3/29/2013 9:14 AM, Micha Berger wrote:
> Yesterday at 05:03pm EDT, I wrote:
> : Not in that post, but should be... The Rambam, Hil Shemitah veYovel
> : 10:5-6. He reports that the geonim had a mesorah that between the two
> : batei miqdash and since churban bayis sheini, they only counted shemitah
> : without counting yovel. And the Rambam said it is incorrect -- that one
> : can't count the yovel year toward the shemitah cycle, so that counting
> : one without the other gets you to the theoretically wrong year. Still,
> : the Rambam says "shehaqabalah vehama'aseh amudim gedolim behora'ah,
> : uvahen ra'ui lehitalos."
> As RAF wrote me off list, this is poorly worded -- ambiguous at best,
> probably altogether meaningless. So, I'll try again:
> What I meant to say is that yovel can't be counted toward the 7 year
> cycle. Therefore, shemitah should be 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, and 8 years apart.
> (As the Rambam says in the next halakhah, 1:7).

It's a machloket.  Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Meir, I believe.


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