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I'm Allowed to eat Hybrid Fruits

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Divine Code for November 19, 2022

Today: Page 298

Topic 9:17 -- 9:20

A hybrid fruit produced by grafting a branch from one species onto a tree of another species is permitted to be eaten, even by the person who made the forbidden graft.

Cross-pollination of the flowers of different species of fruit trees, or injecting the hormones or sap from one fruit tree into a fruit tree of a different species, is permitted. There is no explicit source that indicates that genetic modification of food plants is prohibited. After the fact, one modified varieties of produc have been created, there is certainly no prohibition in using them in accordance with the guidelines of the 9 chapter from par IV from the Divine Code.

For eating a fruit, one says the following blessing:

Baruch atah A-donay, Elo-heinu Melech Ha’Olam borei pri ha-aitz.

Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who creates the fruit of the tree.

For eating a new fruit (in its season), one says the following blessing:

Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-noi E-loi-hei-nu

Me-lech ha-o-lam she-he-chee-ya-nu v'ki-yi-ma-nu

vi-hi-gi-ya-nu liz-man ha-zeh.

Blessed are You, L-rd our G‑d, King of the

Universe, who has granted us life, sustained us and

enabled us to reach this occasion.

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Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.



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