Kelim, Chapter Twenty-Four, Mishnah Nine

 

Mishnah Nine

There are three different types of baskets:

1)      The one for dung  is susceptible to midras uncleanness;

2)      The one for straw is susceptible to corpse uncleanness;

3)      And a camel’s rope bag is free from all uncleanness.

 

Explanation

Section one: The basket used to take dung out to the fields to be used as fertilizer is susceptible to midras impurity because it can be sat upon.

Section two: The type of basket used for straw is not sat upon, so it is not susceptible to midras. But it is a vessel, therefore it is susceptible to corpse uncleanness.

Section three: The rope bag put onto a camel has holes in it that are large enough to let out pomegranates. Therefore, it is not susceptible to impurity.

  

 

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