Yoshon season 2021-2022 has preliminarily begun. Due to severe weather conditions and poor crop quality this year, it may take longer than usual to obtain accurate final dates upon which The Guide to Yoshon and the STAR-K Yoshon Quick Reference Guide rely.
AS OF NOW, THE DATES GIVEN ARE AS FOLLOWS:
WHEAT – August 1 (5 days earlier than last year)
BARLEY – August 3 (17 days earlier than last year)
OATS – July 23 (1 day earlier than last year)
PASTA – August 13
The Torah (Vayikra 23:14) states that the new (i.e., Chodosh) crop of the five grains may not be eaten until after the second day of Passover (i.e., in Israel; in the Diaspora, not until after the third day). This means that the grain harvested this summer […]