Kelim, Chapter Twenty-Four, Mishnah Five

 

Mishnah Five

There are three different types of leather covers:     

1)      That of barbers is susceptible to midras uncleanness;    

2)      That on which people eat is susceptible to corpse uncleanness.

3)      And that for [spreading out] olives is free from all uncleanness.

 

Explanation

Section one: The leather cover that barbers use is meant to be sat upon, therefore it is susceptible to midras.

Section two: The leather cover people eat on is not meant for sitting but it is considered a vessel. Therefore, it is susceptible to corpse uncleanness.

Section three: The leather cover used to spread out olives isn’t even considered a vessel, and therefore it is pure       

 

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