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What is Peah?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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When harvesting a field or orchard one is obligated to leave over a corner of the field for the poor. According to the Torah there is no mandatory minimum amount that must be left for the poor, but the rabbis established that the pe'ah must consist of at least one sixtieth of the field.


This Mitzvah is practiced only in the Land of Israel.

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Mitzvah
(pl. Mitzvot). A commandment from G-d. Mitzvah also means a connection, for a Jew connects with G–d through fulfilling His commandments.
Torah
Torah is G–d’s teaching to man. In general terms, we refer to the Five Books of Moses as “The Torah.” But in truth, all Jewish beliefs and laws are part of the Torah.