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Can Mrs Potato Head leave her limbs and face intact when immersing into a Mikvah (to convert or become Tahor), or does her accessories, limbs, and face count as a Chatzitza, and need to be removed?


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  • do all of it's 'limbs" (including the detached ones) need to be immersed at the same time? – Blorkit1 Feb 17 at 18:37
  • Do prosthetic limbs need to be removed? – Moshe Feb 17 at 18:40
  • Who said she isn't Jewish? – David Kenner Feb 17 at 19:32
  • I am so glad the disclaimer was included on this one. Would hate to think someone would follow an answer to it halakhah lemaaseh... – Micha Berger Feb 17 at 20:04
  • When Pixar was working on the intellectual-property rights to include various branded toys in their movies, at one point they called a company and were told hang on, lemme get you the lawyer for Mister Potato Head. Apparently now we need the Posek (yoetzet?) for Mrs. Potato Head. – Shalom Feb 18 at 16:57
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In regards to converting - The potato heads are all Jewish.

In regards to becoming Tahor, a potato head needs to immerse in oil, where the Halacha is not the same as regular potatoes.

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    That just begs the question. When she immerses in oil, how should she do it? – Eliyahu Feb 18 at 2:26
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    And while a woman shouldn't shower right after a normal mikvah, Mrs. Potato Head's immersion in oil is probably useless without a subsequent immersion in either applesauce or sour cream. V'yesh omrim ketchup. – Shalom Feb 18 at 16:31
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    @Shalom Ah! So that's why some people use potatoes for Karpas -- they are dipped twice! – arp Feb 21 at 15:47
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There is a debate in halacha if she has to go to the mikvah in the first place since she's made of plastic.

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    If she was glazed then there's be something to talk a about... – Double AA Feb 21 at 18:40
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    Make her listen to a boring shiur, her eyes glaze over, take those off and put them in the mikvah ... – Shalom Feb 22 at 19:52
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B"H

If a vessel is taken apart then there's a mawchloykiss of it becomes tawhoyr automatically and might not even need immersion, but oychlin, food, doesn't have purity in a mikvuh, only water can be purified (in the daily rambam cycle sometime last week)

Blessings and success

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