Kelim, Chapter Twenty-Four, Mishnah Ten


Mishnah Ten

There are three different types of mats:

1)      One used for sitting upon is susceptible to midras uncleanness;

2)      One used by dyers is susceptible to corpse uncleanness.

3)      And one used in wine-presses is free from all uncleanness. 



Section one: A mat used to sit upon is obviously susceptible to midras uncleanness.

Section two: The mat used by dyers is not sat upon (would be a bit messy). But it is considered a vessel so it is susceptible to corpse uncleanness.

Section three: The mat used in wine-presses is used to cover the grapes. Therefore, it is not a vessel and it is not susceptible to uncleanness.