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Malka from Mattersdorf asks:

I bought some Otzar Beis Din apricots. Can my children play with the adjuim
(the apricot pits)?

Your kids can have their fun. Apricot pits are not even fit for animals to
eat. They therefore have no kedushas shvi’is. However, if any fruit is
left on the pits, it must be removed before allowing the children to play with
them. The fruit retains its kedushas shvi’is, even though it is only a
small amount. To play with the fruit is forbidden, since it causes it to spoil.

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