Audio by Dr. Michael Sokolow

Demai 2:1: And these are the things to be tithed as Demai [produce from which it is uncertain if tithes were already taken] in every place: the pressed figs, and the dates, and the carobs, the rice, and the cumin. Rice grown outside the land [of Israel], anyone who uses it is exempt.

ואלו דברים מתעשרין דמאי בכל מקום. הדבילה והתמרים והחרובים האורז והכמון. האורז שבחוצה לארץ כל המשתמש ממנו פטור:

Demai 2:2: One who takes it on himself to be trustworthy must tithe that which he eats, and that which he sells, and that which he buys, and he may not stay as a guest of an Am HaAretz [one who is lax in observing tithes and purity laws]. Rabbi Yehudah says, “Even if he is a guest of an Am HaAretz, he is trustworthy.” They said to him, “[If] for his own consumption he is not trustworthy, how can he be trustworthy with that which belongs to another?”

המקבל עליו להיות נאמן מעשר את שהוא אוכל ואת שהוא מוכר ואת שהוא לוקח ואינו מתארח אצל עם הארץ. ר' יהודה אומר אף המתארח אצל עם הארץ נאמן. אמרו לו על עצמו אינו נאמן כיצד יהא נאמן על של אחרים:

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