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Mishnah, Toharot, 8.6

nanThey said a general rule with regard to clean food: whatever is designated as food for human consumption is susceptible to uncleanness unless it is rendered unfit to be food for a dog; And whatever is not designated as food for human consumption is not susceptible to uncleanness unless it is designated for human consumption. How so? If a pigeon fell into a wine-press and one intended to pick it out for an idolater, it becomes susceptible to uncleanness; but if he intended it for a dog it is not susceptible to uncleanness. Rabbi Yohanan ben Nuri rules that it is susceptible to uncleanness. If a deaf mute, one not of sound senses or a minor intended it as food, it remains insusceptible. But if they picked it up it becomes susceptible; since only an act of theirs is effective while their intention is of no consequence."

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1. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 11.32-11.34 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

11.32. וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר־יִפֹּל־עָלָיו מֵהֶם בְּמֹתָם יִטְמָא מִכָּל־כְּלִי־עֵץ אוֹ בֶגֶד אוֹ־עוֹר אוֹ שָׂק כָּל־כְּלִי אֲשֶׁר־יֵעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה בָּהֶם בַּמַּיִם יוּבָא וְטָמֵא עַד־הָעֶרֶב וְטָהֵר׃ 11.33. וְכָל־כְּלִי־חֶרֶשׂ אֲשֶׁר־יִפֹּל מֵהֶם אֶל־תּוֹכוֹ כֹּל אֲשֶׁר בְּתוֹכוֹ יִטְמָא וְאֹתוֹ תִשְׁבֹּרוּ׃ 11.34. מִכָּל־הָאֹכֶל אֲשֶׁר יֵאָכֵל אֲשֶׁר יָבוֹא עָלָיו מַיִם יִטְמָא וְכָל־מַשְׁקֶה אֲשֶׁר יִשָּׁתֶה בְּכָל־כְּלִי יִטְמָא׃ 11.32. And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherewith any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; then shall it be clean." 11.33. And every earthen vessel whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean, and it ye shall break." 11.34. All food therein which may be eaten, that on which water cometh, shall be unclean; and all drink in every such vessel that may be drunk shall be unclean."
2. Mishnah, Toharot, 7.4 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.4. If the wife of a haver left the wife of an am haaretz grinding grain in her house, if the handmill stopped turning, the house is unclean. But if the handmill did not stop turning, that part of the house which she can stretch out her hand and touch is unclean. If there were two women, the house is unclean in either case, since while the one is grinding, the other can go about touching, the words of Meir. But the sages say: the only part that is unclean is where she can stretch out her hand and touch it."

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
agricultural matters Porton (1988) 153
albeck,h. Porton (1988) 64
animals Porton (1988) 153
aqiba Porton (1988) 128, 149
asherot Porton (1988) 128
biblical purity laws,derivation of rabbinic purity system from Balberg (2014) 86
blood Balberg (2014) 86
bones Balberg (2014) 225
buying and/or selling Porton (1988) 153
canaanite slaves Porton (1988) 153
categorical purity (insusceptibility to impurity) Balberg (2014) 86
cattle Porton (1988) 153
cheese Porton (1988) 153
city/town Porton (1988) 64
courtyard Porton (1988) 153
danby,h. Porton (1988) 64
dangerous gentile Porton (1988) 153
deaf-mute Porton (1988) 64
dog-(food) Porton (1988) 64
eleazar Porton (1988) 128
eleazar b. azariah Porton (1988) 128, 149
eliezer Porton (1988) 149
epstein,j. Porton (1988) 64
food,im/purity of,usability,role of in purity system Balberg (2014) 86
food,im/purity of Balberg (2014) 86
graves and graveyards Balberg (2014) 225
impurity Libson (2018) 36
intention Libson (2018) 36
liquids,im/purity of Balberg (2014) 86
ma?shavah Libson (2018) 36
mentally inept person (shoteh/-ah) Balberg (2014) 212
thought (mahshava),role of in purity system Balberg (2014) 86, 212, 213, 225
visibility,implications of for im/purity' Balberg (2014) 212
visibility,implications of for im/purity Balberg (2014) 213, 225