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Mitzvos (Commandments)

Terumah, Ma'aser, Shmittah and Yovel, Kilayim

Terumah and Maaser Nowadays

What is done with terumah and maaser nowadays?

Nowadays the Levites' tithe is separated and kept (since anyone can eat it); the kohanim's 1% (plus a token amount for terumah) is separated and destroyed (because it can only be eaten in a state of ritual purity, which is no longer possible); the second tithe is redeemed for a token amount, which is destroyed, or in the third and sixth years its value is given to charity.

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  1. What are the blessings recited during this process?

    Follow this link to a very informative article on the subject.

    All the Best,
    Rabbi Mordechai Dixler

    Comment by ATR — May 9, 2006 @ 10:34 am

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