2022-12-2 KosherGram PDF

BELL PEPPERS FROM ISRAEL (red, yellow and orange) are now being sold in local stores, including Kroger and Trader Joe’s, and at this time are forbidden to be eaten due to the Shemitah restriction of “sefichin”. (They do not have kedushas shevi’is, and may be disposed of.)

Carefully check the fine print on the package, or the sticker on peppers sold loose, for the country of origin. Often the same brand has some peppers from Israel and some from other locations, so each individual package or pepper should be checked.