Shemot 13:9 says:

למען תהיה תורח ה בפיך

So that G-d's Torah should be in your mouth.

So, my teeth are in my mouth together with the Torah, and they absorbed some of the Torah, too. So, I guess they are now considered "holy". If they are extracted from my mouth, and they have Torah on them, don't I have to bury them properly?

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Of course your teeth do not absorb torah -- just like they don't absorb milk or meat (otherwise you'd have to kasher them in between), so they are not shaimos

  • +1 despite that not being 100% correct. I think SA and other places say that if you have meat stuck between your teeth, you should not eat cheese until you floss away the meat. Then, of course, you need a fleishig garbage can for the floss, but that's a separate problem. BTW - your M.Y. name has some interesting possibilities :-)
    – DanF
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 18:03
  • but if there's no mamashus in your teeth there's no issue with taam like there would be with dishes, right? (I'm glad you like my name, thanks)
    – Ken Zein
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 18:09
  • @DanF Fleischig garbage can‽ Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 18:21
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt usually, the test for what is food is if a dog would eat it. Ever see a dog go through garbage?
    – DanF
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 19:00
  • @DanF, good point, although well-trained ones won't Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 19:17

The answer is no. The explanation is as follows. Is a non Jewish janitor in a Yeshiva, who is together with the Torah learning boys, considered Shaimos?

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