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


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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, 2014 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? Aug 22, 2014 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, 2014 at 13:48
  • Because I don't think it's the right thing to daven and to learn in tamei clothes Feb 28, 2016 at 22:32
  • @dovid OK. Is that a Judaism thing or just a personal idiosyncracy?
    – Double AA
    Feb 29, 2016 at 0:30

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