I am planning on going to Eilat in December and was wondering what do I do about shmitta when I am there? What can I not eat? And I was also wondering if there are any Mehadrin restaurants that will are okay to eat at?

Many thanks.

Answer:

The general rule for December is that there will not be any concern of Shemittah for fruit, but there will be for vegetables.

Therefore, you have to take special care concerning the purchase of vegetables (which for Eilat are generally regular Israeli produce), and ensure that there is a reliable hechsher.

I’m sorry but I am not familiar with the restaurants in Eilat.

Best wishes.

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