Contents Calendar Find Reference
Torah 
Navigating the Bible
Leviticus Shemini
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
  VaYikra
  Tsav
  Shemini
  Tazria
  Metsora
  Acharey Mot
  Kedoshim
  Emor
  BeHar
  BeChukotay
Numbers
Deuteronomy
First Reading, Second Reading, Third Reading, Fourth Reading, Fifth Reading, Sixth Reading, Seventh Reading, Last Reading

Shemini

  
BackForward
 11:33
11:33 Seventh Reading
If any of [these dead animals] falls on the inside of a clay vessel, then anything inside it becomes unclean, and [the vessel itself] shall be broken.
Vechol-kli-cheres asher-yipol mehem el-tocho kol asher betocho yitma ve'oto tishboru.



Commentary:

inside
  A clay vessel can become clean only if it is touched on the inside, not on the outside. Also, if it is not touched, but the contaminating article is merely inside its space, it is still contaminated (Rashi; Chullin 24b; Sifra; Yad, Kelim 13:1).

anything inside it...
  Primarily food and drink, as next comment, but not other vessels (Sifra; Pesachim 20b; Yad, Kelim 13:3).

shall be broken
  A clay vessel thus becomes clean when broken (Yad, Kelim 19:1). It cannot, however, be purified by immersion (Sifra; Yad, Mikvaoth 1:3). See Leviticus 6:21.





Copyright © 2000 World ORT
Notice: This computer program is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this program, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.