First Shearings


There is a dispute in Tractate Chullin whether Reishit Hagez (the commandment to give the first shearing of the flock to a Kohen) applies in the Diaspora like it does the Land of Israel. My question is, even according to the opinion in Halacha of it not applying, what about cases where there is a sheep born in the Diaspora but brought into the Land of Israel and first sheared there?



  1. The reason for not being obligated with Reishit Hagez outside of Eretz Yisrael is a minhag custom and not Halacha. If so, I cannot think of a reason why there would not be an obligation to perform Reishit Hagez if the sheep were born outside of Eretz Yisrael and then brought to Eretz Yisrael.

    Just as a technical observation, the minimum requirement to be obligated for Reishit Hagez is five sheep.

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