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Questions about the required immersion of dishes and utensils in a Mikvah.

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Don't rely on rov for general blessings, but do for tevila

The Mishnah Berurah (215:20) brings from the Chayei Adam (Kelal 5) and Pri Megadim (Pesicha LeHilchos Berachos) that even if there's sfek sfeka (a double doubt) telling you to make a blessing, we don'...
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Is immersion of utensils (tevila) valid before koshering (hagala)?

dinonline (here) writes that The hagalah [koshering of non-kosher utensils] should be done before the tevila [immersion in a mikve]. Are there other sources saying so? Are there sources saying ...
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When does a pot/pan need to be toveled?

If I buy a pot/pan with intention to only use it a few times and then discard it (away on vacation and no intention of bringing it home) does it need to be toveled?
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Loosely holding utensils in a mikve - halacha development

The Rambam (Hilchot Mikvaot 2:11) does not allow loosely holding a utensil in a mikve When one holds another person or an implement and immerses them, they remain impure. This applies even if he ...
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Why do we need the second reason?

Chagigah 3:8: כָּל הַכֵּלִים שֶׁהָיוּ בַמִּקְדָּשׁ, טְעוּנִין טְבִילָה, חוּץ מִמִּזְבַּח הַזָּהָב וּמִזְבַּח הַנְּחֹשֶׁת, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁהֵן כַּקַּרְקַע, דִּבְרֵי רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר. וַחֲכָמִים ...
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Does a wine bottle stopper require tevillah?

Does a wine bottle stopper require tevillah?
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Why don’t we have to toivel hot water heaters?

If a water heater is essentially a giant pot why is it different than a coffee urn which does the same thing but is required to be toiveled?
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Can a Jew use a knife that belongs to a non-Jew?

I know there's a whole thing about a Jew being allowed to use the kli of a non-Jew without tevilah, but I don't know the extent of that allowance. I was part of a conversation on facebook where ...
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Tevila for a plastic kettle?

Does a kettle 1, whose body made of plastic, need tevila? (Do we consider the body, or the metallic resistor?) 1 A very classic electrical kettle, ie a jug with a warming resistor immersed into the ...
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Should I say the bracha when I immerse the vessel in the Mikve if I don't know what it is made of?

For example: we immerse without bracha on utensils made of porcelain, but utensils made of glass we do immerse with bracha. If I don't know if it's actually made of glass or porcelain, what should I ...
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Can one engrave on a utensil bought from a non jew to avoid the need for tevilla?

Yahu made the following comment in the discussion on "Electric Appliances and Mikva" "Breaking does not mean that it can not work. As long as what you are doing affects the vessel in a 3 dimensional ...
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Can an item toveled by someone non-religious be used?

If a cooking pot was expressly intentionally toveled in a kosher mikva by someone who is not religious (intentionally does not keep shabbat, kosher etc.) and did not make a blessing, but followed all ...
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Do I need to toivel Britta water pitcher?

Does a Britta water filtering pitcher need toiveling?
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Using mikva under owners conditions

I recently passed a keilim mikva which is located in a highly congested area.There is no charge to use the mikvah. Right above the mikva there was a big sign that said " you do not have permission to ...
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Are metim toiveled in regular mikvaos?

I just learned that metim are toiveled as part of the preparation for burial. I assume this is done in a mikvah. I assume this is not the same mikvah that the living use to toivel themselves or their ...
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tevilas kitchen carts

Do stainless steel top kitchen carts require tevila prior to placing food items (such as fruit) directly on them?
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Rav S.Z. Auerbach on Toveling Tables and Refrigerator Shelves

According to Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, z"l, as cited by the Kof-K, tables do not require tevila. However, he is cited in the same Kof-K article as having seemingly allowed omitting tevila of ...
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Does a table require tevila?

Does a table need to be toiveled if it is made of glass? It doesn't seem to be common practice, but I would think it's a כלי אכילה.
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Toveling an item with Hashgacha

Many years ago, my parents bought me a jar of cider which had a hashgocha clearly visible on it. The cider came in a handled mug with a top (like this https://is.alicdn.com/img/pb/572/105/517/...
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Order for tevilah and kashering

This is an extension of this question. If one purchases used keilim from a non-Jew which would require both tevilah and kashering, which order is prescribed: tevilah then kashering or kashering then ...
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Kashrut of second-hand silverware

Note: I've just emailed my rav to request a psak, this question is purely to explore the halachic background of the issue. Does second-hand silverware require both tevilah and kashering? If one is ...
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Toveling Stainless Steel Food Thermos

How does one tovel a stainless steel food thermos that has a sticker on the outside that has powerful glue, and cannot be removed. As the food only makes contact with the inside, is this toveling ...
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Where are the 24-hour keilim mikvaot in NYC?

Can anyone help me find a 24-hour keilim mikvah in NYC, preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn? (NOT the East River.) There must be a ton of them, but it's surprisingly impossible to find a listing online.
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Touching Keilim While Toveling

Is one obligated to hold the object he or she is toveling? That is, if they put the object in a bag, let's say, and dunk the bag such that the object is entirely immersed, is that a kosher tevilah? Or ...
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Do yartzeit glasses need to be toveled for use as drinking glasses?

Do glass containers for yahrtzet candles need to be toveled to use as drinking glasses after the candles have been totally consumed?
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to grate cheese with a saw not Toveled?

The mishna in Masechet Shabbat says: A man may take a hammer to split nuts, a chopper to cut [a round of] pressed figs, a saw for sawing cheese, a spade to scoop dried figs, a winnowing shovel and ...
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When does a keli not require immersion?

So I have been told on a few occasions that a keli that can hold a certain large amount of water does not require immersion before use. What is the minimal amount in gallons that would make t'vila ...
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Do you have to re-tovel non-Pesach dishware after buying it back?

"Utensils which are bought from a non-Jew, even if they are brand new, require immersion in a kosher mikveh." --From Weekly Halacha: Selected Halachos Related to Parshas Vayera by Rabbi Doniel ...
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Kashering and tevilas of corkscrews

Do they need to be Kashered? Toiveled? If yes to #1, how? One potential issue with not kashering a corkscrew is that it could have had contact with non-kosher wine. I'm not sure whether it would ...
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Should the bracha for toiveling be repeated for subsequent immersions in a toiveling “session”?

If one is immersing multiple kelim in a toiveling "session" does the bracha need to be repeated for each immersion or can the bracha be said once at the start? Also, if one is toiveling a kli that is ...
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Dipping in a basket vs. on a bench

Note that a spring is usable as a mikva for some purposes (e.g., a zav or m'tzora's dipping) and in some conditions (viz, with fewer than forty s'a and/or while not pooled) that a mikva is not. ...
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Untoiveled but used dinnerware and cookware - how to salvage if possible? [duplicate]

What's the deal with untoiveled, but used, dinnerware and cookware? Can they still be toiveled to make usable/kosher or must it all be tossed?
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Does one need to tovel enamelware?

Does one need to tovel keilim that are indicated as being made of "enamelware"? Should a bracha accompany the tevila?
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Can someone [be] tovel accidentally? (Does tovelling need kavanah?)

Does tovelling, either for vessels or a person, require kavanah (intent) to achieve the purification? Let's say someone went bathing in the river, or for whatever reason just fell in naked; for dishes,...
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Why doesn't the Rambam mention the Brochah on Tevillas Keilim?

Why doesn't the Rambam mention the Brochah on Tevillas Keilim? Even if he holds its a Mitzve Drabanon (as this is subject to an argument), but by others he specifies the Brochah. So why is it ...
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tevilat keilim - ger toshav and meshumad

Do keilim (eating utensils) bought from an artisan who is a ger toshav (observant non-Jew) require tevilah (ritual immersion)? Conversely, what if the artisan is a meshumad (Jewish idolator/heretic)?
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Why tovel new dishes?

Yes, we tovel due to Bamidbar 31:23, but what is the logic? I am looking for an explanation that will address the following questions. Do we tovel to kasher or to remove tuma or for another reason? ...
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Immerse an item to be used only with a liner? [duplicate]

As a general rule, one must immerse, in a mikve, any glass or metal utensil or receptacle obtained from a non-Jew and to be used for preparing, serving, or eating food. (Source, source.) What if it's ...
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Barbeque grill tevila

It seems the popular opinion of Kashrus organizations is to require dipping the actual grill. See here by footnote 48 in the name of OU. http://www.kof-k.org/articles/040108090413W-3%20Tevilas%...
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Tvilas keilim in winter - better in river or lake? (if no mikva around)

In a situation where it's winter and two options are available, is it better to toivel in a river or in a lake? Which option is more preferable? Both the river and lake are "medium big". When I asked ...
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Can a women's mikvah be used to immerse vessels? [closed]

What happens if a vessel/container drops into a women's mikvah. Does it render it invalid? Thank you!
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Gathering my own rainwater to tovel

Is it permissible to tovel dishes in a bucket which I've left outside to gather rainwater? Is there an issue, for instance, if there hasn't been rain for a period of time?
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Who has a toiveling service in Los Angeles?

What does a single girl do if she has a whole set of dishes (service for 12) to toivel and no time to do it herself? I contacted Dish Dunking Service but he was unreliable and did not call back this ...
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Does porcelain require immersion in the mikvah?

Does porcelain need to be immersed in the mikvah? What do ashkenazim hold? How about sefardim? And hassidim?
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Two brachos one mikvah

If I made a bracha and immersed two vessels, and then someone came over and asked me to immerse their vessel as well, since I did not have their vessel in mind, do I say a new bracha?
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Tovel a dish used only occasionally for food use

If a dish (or the like) is used primarily for such use as doesn't demand that the owner tovel it, but occasionally for such use as does demand t'vila, then does the owner need to tovel it? Here are ...
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Dishes were used without tevilat keilim; can one just do tevila now or is something else needed?

If dishes have only ever been used for kosher food but they were not toveled (immersed), what steps must be taken per halacha to be able to continue using them? Can one just take them to the mikvah ...
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Tevilat keilim 101: I have these new dishes; now what?

I am trying to improve the kashrut level in my kitchen. The food itself has been kosher for years as best I know (ingredients, separation of meat and milk), but I didn't always know all the other ...
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Does a tea infuser need to be immersed in the mikvah?

I don't know the criteria for an item to be required to be immersed in the mikvah before use. Does a loose tea infuser (images below) need to be immersed? You put loose tea leaves into it and then ...
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toveling racks from new built in wall oven

If someone is having a wall oven installed, should the racks that come with the oven be toveled as a separate item? Note that racks of this type can be removed from the oven.