Your Questions Answered

Q: Where in Eretz Yisral is my plot of land?

A: The plot of land where we are growing wheat is in Moshav Mazkeret Batya (near Rechovot), and the vinwyard where we are growing grapes is in Moshav Beit Uziel (near Rechovot)

Q: Who are the Rabbis who head the Kinyan Eretz Yisrael?

A: All halachic question are brought before Maran Hagaon Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Zal, and also before Hagaon Harav Chayim Kanyevsky Shlita. The project is headed by Harav Shaul Reichenberg Shlita, one of the heads of The Beis Hamidrash for Agricultural Halachah and author of the sefer and the founder of the project is Rabbi Meir Leibowitz Shlita, head of one of the leading kollelim in Yerushalayim.

Q: How does one join the Kinyan Eretz Yisrael and fulfill the mitzvos pertaining to Eretz Yisrael?

A: There are two ways to join: 1) By signing a leasing contract for the plot of land and/or the section of the Vine .(You can receive your contract either by e-mail or by fax. Just make A call to our local office and tell us how we should send it to you.) 2) By filling out your details on our website ( and paying by Credit card either through our website or by phone. Every member receive a personal number. Before the wheat or grape harvest every member will receive a letter from the Kinyan Ha'aretz Association asking him to appoint them as his emissary for carrying out on his behalf all the relevant mitzvos pertaining to the Land.

Q: Is it possible for me to carry out the mitzvos in person (e.g. by coming to the wheat field or vineyard at the right time)?

A: Certainly, provided your visit to the field or vineyard is prearranged with Kinyan Eretz Yisrael and is done only at time of harvesting. Alternatively, one may appoint a representative from the Partnership Program of Kinyan Eretz Yisrael who will perform the Mitzvos on your behaf, and a personal visit to your field will not be necessary.

Q: Does each member have his own separate plot of land or separate vine?

A: Yes (with the exception of those who are "Partnership Project" that is soon to be launched).

Q: When I visit the field or vineyard, will I be able to identify which is my plot of land or my vine?

A: Certainly! In the vineyard, hanging on each vine is its owner's personal number (given to him at the time of signing the contract). In the wheat field, each person's plot is marked out on the map of the field that is in offices of Kinyan Eretz Yisrael. We hope in the near future that each member's plot will be actually marked in the field itself, However, for logistic reasons, this has not been possible as yet.

Q: What is done with the produce after all the relevant mitzvos have been fulfilled?

A: In general, Kinyan Eretz Yisrael donates the produce to worthy causes decided upon by its management, Although it is certainly every member's right to take the produce of his own plot for himself, if he so wishes, however, in cases where he does not notify the management of his desire to take the produce for himself, we will donate the produce to charitable causes.

Q: What does the Kinyan Eretz Yisrael do with its income from this project?

A: First and foremost, the income is to cover the costs of the project, such as payment for agricultural work, advertising, etc. However, in the event that bs"d our income exceeds these costs, we intend to use these resources for publicizing the subject of the mitzvos pertaining of Eretz Yisrael throughout the world, both with regard to the learning of these halachos and also with regard to increasing public awareness of the halachic problem involved with exported produce from Eretz Yisrael.

Q: From what age can one become a member of the Kinyan Eretz Yisrael?

A: From bar-mitzvah, i.e. a boy from age 13 and a girl from age 12.

Q: Is it possible to acquire membership as a gift for someone else?

A: Certainly! However, one has to make sure to fill in the details of the recipient of the gift.