In our generation, can clothes and objects still become tamei through zera? If so how do you get rid of the tumah?

  • see bartenura on kelim 1:1 – ray Aug 22 '14 at 4:59
  • Bizman hazeh the tumaah on the items really makes no difference (not discussing whether or not the clothing should be cleaned) . – Eliyahu Chayim Ashen Oct 26 '15 at 9:06

Yes, semen is still Tamei (Av HaTumah) and a lentil's worth of it would make other things Tamei (Velad HaTumah) through contact. You can remove this Tumah by dipping the clothing in the Mikvah. Why you would care to do so is not clear to me.

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    +1, you're undoubtedly correct, but citing a source would improve your answer. – msh210 Aug 22 '14 at 5:26
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    Because i do not want to walk around with clothings that are tame. If you touch clothing do you become tamei? – Dovid Benizri Aug 22 '14 at 11:54
  • @DovidBenizri Clothing that became Tamei from semen would not make you Tamei from touching it (Deoraita, at least). However, if anyone who has ever been in a cemetery touches the clothing after the Mikva then the clothing becomes Tamei again anyway. Also, why do you not want to walk around with clothing that is Tamei? Who cares? – Double AA Aug 22 '14 at 13:48
  • Because I don't think it's the right thing to daven and to learn in tamei clothes – Dovid Benizri Feb 28 '16 at 22:32
  • @dovid OK. Is that a Judaism thing or just a personal idiosyncracy? – Double AA Feb 29 '16 at 0:30

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