Questions tagged [tevilas-keilim-dipping]

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

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Electric Appliances and Mikva

Do electric appliances need to be dunked (toveled) in a mikva? Obviously, if the parts that touch the food are removable (e.g. an electric mixer's bowl and blade, or a blender's carafe, or the ...
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Tevilat Keilim on a gift

If I buy a food-utensil from a gentile to give as a gift to a Jew, can I tovel it before giving it to him, or must he do it himself as the final intended owner? Is there a difference between glass and ...
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Eating on someone else's untoveled dishes

One must tovel (immerse in a mikve) various kinds of dishes before first use, and may not eat from his own dishes until they are toveled. Is it likewise forbidden to eat from someone else's untoveled ...
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Can one Tovel dishes in snow?

We learned that: If no cup is available for washing one's hands, one can immerse them into a river or into snow, if there's enough snow on the ground to fill a Mikve. (About 500 litres/130 gallons of ...
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Food utensil on loan from now-dead non-Jew

Do non-Jews have laws of inheritance in halacha? If so, what are they? Okay... that's not my real question, though I think it's a good part of my real question; in the interests of avoiding the so-...
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Does a cholent bag/aluminum foil take away the need to tovel the pot?

If no food touches it, does it need to be toveled (immersed in mikvah)?
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Aluminum Pan Reuse

If you reuse an Aluminium pan does it then require a Tevilah as it is no longer a one time use disposable pan and now is a Keli which requires Tevilah?
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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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Tevilath Keilim in a creek or other natural body of water

Are there any special rules to be aware of in order to do Tevilath Keilim in a creek or other natural body of water, as compared to a Mikvah?
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Tevilas Keilim for a meat thermometer

Does a meat thermometer need to undergo tevillas keilim before use, since it does not really do anything to prepare the food itself?
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Immersing a dish used for a gift

(Based in part on this question.) If I purchase a new dish that would require immersion, and I use the dish FOR a gift (I bring brownies on the dish to my Jewish neighbor), and I do not intend to ...
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Keilim Mikva design

I live in a neighborhood where it is difficult to find a Keilim mikva. Are there any designs available for how to build one? Is it as hard to build as a human mikva?
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Bracha change on Tevilas Keilim

Yoreh Deah 120:3 one who Toivels a vessel should make the Bracha "Al Tevilas Keli". However if one Toivels two or more vessels they should make the Bracha "Al Tevilas Keilim". Aruch HaShulchan Yoreh ...
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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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Receiving dishes from a Jew - toivel (immerse)?

I inherited a set of dishes from a Jew. I don't know how observant this Jew was. Do I need to toivel them?
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Does a coffee grinder require Tevillah (immersion) in a Mikvah?

I recently bought a coffee grinder with non-removable burrs (rather than a blade). The only parts of the machine that is actually of a substance that requires Tevillah are the burrs themselves. I ...
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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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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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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 French Press Shoulder Nut Require Tevila?

On a French press, there is a piece that sits on the bottom of the plunger rod above the filtering discs called a shoulder nut. The purpose of this piece is to keep the filtering discs plunged down ...
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Do hookahs need to be Toiveled?

I saw this question somewhere else said as a joke but, seriously, does a hookah require tevilah (immersion)? After all, why wouldn't smoking be like ingesting food, as on some level you are ingesting ...
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Microwave tray tevilah

Does you need to tovel the glass plate from a microwave in a mikvah, and do you need a Bracha?
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Tevilas Keilim for Glass

Does glass need tevilas keilim? And if so, does one make a Bracha?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...