Kelim, Chapter Twenty-Four, Mishnah Four


Mishnah Four

There are three different types of boxes:

1)      A box whose opening is at the sides  is susceptible to midras uncleanness;

2)      If it is on the top it is susceptible to corpse uncleanness;    

3)      And if it holds the prescribed measure it is free from all uncleanness.



Section one: This was explained above in 19:9. Since this box can be sat upon, it is susceptible to midras impurity.

Section two: See 19:7. Since this box cannot be sat upon, it cannot contract midras impurity. But it is a vessel so it is susceptible to corpse uncleanness.

Section three: If it holds more than 40 seahs, it is not susceptible to impurity at all (see the end of yesterday’s mishnah).