Halacha Tag: utensil

Practical Applications

A utensil that never touches food directly (such as the grate on a stovetop) does not require tevila.[1] A utensil which is always used with something covering it, such as a toaster rack that always has silver foil on it, still requires tevila, since the covering is insignificant, and is considered to be part of […]

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How to Perform Tevila

One must immerse the entire utensil in water in one shot. If a part of the utensil is sticking out of the water, the tevila is not valid.[1] If part of the utensil was sticking out then the impurity which rests on that part spreads back through the utensil when you pull it out of […]

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Which Materials Require Tevila

The commandment of tevila in the Torah was written regarding utensils made specifically of metal. The Torah writes that gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, and lead all require tevila. Regarding other metals, such as aluminum or pewter, there are two opinions. The first opinion is that the Torah wrote about the common metals of the […]

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Nat Bar Nat

The Gemara in Chullin (111b) brings down a dispute about a fish that had gotten the taste of meat from a pot and then one wants to eat the fish with dairy. Rav says that since the fish was cooked in a meat pot the fish may not be eaten with dairy because there is […]

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