Kelim, Chapter Twenty-Three, Mishnah Five

 

Mishnah Five

1)      A fishing net is susceptible to uncleanness on account of its bag.

2)      Nets, snares, bird-traps, slings and fishermen’s skeins are susceptible to uncleanness.    

3)      A fish-trap, a bird-basket and a bird-cage are not susceptible to uncleanness.

 

Explanation

Section one: The bottom part of a fish-net is sewn together like a bag. Therefore, it is susceptible to impurity.

Section two: All of these various types of traps are considered to be vessels and therefore they are susceptible to impurity.

Section three: In contrast, these types are not considered vessels and they are therefore pure.

 

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