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Is cross-grafting forbidden?

Updated: Dec 10, 2022



Divine Code for November 16, 2022

Today: Pages 294-295


From 9:1 -- 9:6


The classic example of the type of cross-grafting that is forbidden is to graft a shoot from one type of fruit tree (e.g. an apple tree) onto another type of fruit tree (e.g. an orange tree). Similarly, it is forbidden to graft a fruit vine to a fruit tree, or a fruit tree to a fruit vine.


It is permitted for a Gentile to graft a shoot of a fruit tree to a tree that does not bear fruit, or a shoot from a tree that does not bear fruit to a fruit tree. Similarly, one may graft a fruit vine to a non-fruit-bearing grafting of two fruit-vine species is not forbidden.

Obviously, one may graft a shoot from one tree that does not bear fruit to another such tree; this is not the type of cross-grafting which the Torah forbids.


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Sarah Bakker is a blog writer and illustrator for the Noahide Academy. Raised with a traumatic childhood, she found the truth and has been a Noahide for many years. She uses her experience and the knowledge combined with her creative talents to teach others. Art, food, photography and music are some of her passions and likes to share it with the world.


 

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