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For the week ending 7 April 2018 / 22 Nisan 5778

Avoda Zara 72 - 76

by Rabbi Moshe Newman
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Rav Nachman said in the name of Rabba bar Avuha, “Even new eating vessels purchased from gentiles require tevilah in a mikveh according to Torah law.”

Although the gemara explains the source of “tevilat keilim” (ritual immersion) as referring to vessels already used by gentiles with non-kosher food, we can apply this source to new vessels as well: Once the used vessels have been kashered in the appropriate way, they are considered as new and nevertheless need tevilah, as taught in a bereita in our sugya. It follows that vessels that are new to begin with should also require tevilah in a mikveh.

  • Avoda Zara 75b

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