Makhshirin, Chapter Five, Mishnah Eight

 

Mishnah Eight

1)      [Water on] the covering of tables or on the matting of bricks does not come under the law of ‘if water be put’;

2)      But if they were shaken, it does come under the law of ‘it water be put’.

 

Explanation

Section one: A person put a covering on a table or on a pile of bricks to protect them from the rain and sun. If the covering gets wet, the water does not cause susceptibility because he didn’t want it there.

Section two: However, as in yesterdays’ mishnah, if he shakes the coverings off to remove the water, then since he wanted to move the water, it does cause susceptibility to impurity.   

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