Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshon and Chodosh are. Here we present a brief explanation of each, followed by some product information.
For the STAR-K Yoshon Quick Reference Guide click here
For a Yoshon/Pas Yisroel List of Local Establishments, click here
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 thirdday). This means that the grain harvested this summer would not be allowed until after Passover of next year (i.e., 2019/5779). The term Yoshon (literally, old) refers to crops harvested last summer that became permitted after the following Passover. Thus, the 2017 crop of grains, harvested in the summer of 2017, became permitted after this past Passover (i.e., 2018/5778). Grain planted at least two weeks (see Dagul Mervava Y.D. […]