In a comment on this question that is now deleted, DoubleAA said something to the effect of

Yes you become impure by sitting on the seat, but anyone who needs to care about the consequences of becoming impure knows about them and acts accordingly.

(someone feel free to edit if you have access to deleted comments)

What are the consequences nowadays of becoming tamei from midras (see Zavim 4,1)? We don't eat terumah or kodshim or go into the Azarah because we're all assumed to be tamei from dead people anyway.

  • BTW you're working on a mistaken conception. FYI: There are areas on the Temple Mount where a Tamei-Met (and corpse itself) may enter, yet Zav & Zava are forbidden entry. – Danny Schoemann Oct 9 '18 at 12:17
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    @DannySchoemann Yes I know. That's why I said the azarah and not the Temple Mount. – Heshy Oct 9 '18 at 12:19
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    @DoubleAA since you made the original comment, what did you mean? that's the answer I'm looking for. – Heshy Oct 9 '18 at 13:59
  • Possible dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10976/472 – Monica Cellio Oct 9 '18 at 15:43
  • @MonicaCellio you were asking why we worry about strict forms of tumah. I'm asking why someone would worry about lenient forms of tumah (midras in particular), since I've never heard of anyone nowadays caring about them until DoubleAA brought it up. – Heshy Oct 9 '18 at 16:53

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