I have a few fruit trees in my garden, and I would like to give my friend the opportunity to do the mitzvah of separating terumos and ma’asros with a brachah. Am I allowed to give him a gift of fruit from which ma’aser has not been separated?


It is forbidden to give someone produce that is tevel (i.e. ma’aser has not been separated from it). If you would like to give your friend the zechus of separating terumos and ma’asros with a brachah, place the produce on the table while it is still yours and ask your friend to separate ma’aser from it.

Send us your questions on the mitzvos ha-teluyos ba'aretz
and the rabbanim of the Beis Midrash will answer as soon as possible.