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
    Commented Feb 17, 2021 at 18:37
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    Do prosthetic limbs need to be removed?
    – Moshe
    Commented Feb 17, 2021 at 18:40
  • Who said she isn't Jewish? Commented Feb 17, 2021 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... Commented Feb 17, 2021 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
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 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
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 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
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 16:31
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    @Shalom Ah! So that's why some people use potatoes for Karpas -- they are dipped twice!
    – arp
    Commented Feb 21, 2021 at 15:47

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
    Commented Feb 21, 2021 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
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 19:52


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)

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