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Making tamei tahor and tahor tamei - Negaim

Chazal do note this, but they put their observation into the mouth of Korach: see Yerushalmi Sanhedrin, where Korach points out a series of inconsistencies in halachah, including the paradox of whole-...
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Ritual immersion with washing of the body?

No, the immersion is just a dunk in the water. It doesn't require any kind of scrubbing. The Rambam writes in Hilchot Mikvaot 1:2 כָּל מָקוֹם שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בַּתּוֹרָה רְחִיצַת בָּשָׂר וְכִבּוּס ...
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Ritual immersion with washing of the body?

The purpose of tevillah (ritual immersion) is not for cleaning, it is to rid oneself of impurity. There is, however, a problem of chatzitza (seeration) - if, for example, your leg was caked with dirt ...
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Apparent contradiction between two Gemaras

Tosfos Sotah 25B asks this question: וצריך עיון כלאי הכרם אמאי מטמאין טומאת אוכלים ולא אמר כתותי מכתת שיעוריה הלכך ליכא לדמויי להדדי The Maharsham and others in the back of the Gemara propose ...
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consequences of minor tumah nowadays

The Ta”z and Magen Avraham (Orach Chaim 159:11) bring down an opinion that one should not have his hands washed for Netilas Yodaim, by a Nidah or others who are Metamai Be’midras, (and say that it is ...
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How did the Greeks make the menora-oil impure?

Tosafos on the gemara explains: שהיה מונח בחותמו של כהן גדול - אם כבר גזרו על הנכרים להיות כזבים (נידה פ"ד לד.) צ"ל שהיה מונח בחותם בקרקע שלא הסיטו הכלי That was paced with the seal of the ...
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Can one remove the impurity of Tzara’at on a garment by dying it?

This halacha is discussed later on in the perek - Negaim 11:12 according to the interpretation of the Ra”v, Tiferes Yisroel and others: בֶּגֶד הַמֻּסְגָּר שֶׁנִּתְעָרֵב בַּאֲחֵרִים, כֻּלָּן טְהוֹרִים....
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If a baal keri goes to the Mikvah at night are they still a Tevul Yom?

The Posuk says ובא חשמש וטהר Only when the sun has set is the Cohen טהור. As per previous comment he would have to wait until the next evening
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Question about Leviticus 11:43

The verse refers to negative spiritual effects of eating non-kosher food. This does not equal the ritual uncleanliness that forbids entering the Temple, etc. described in other verses. As with all ...
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What is the source for Mikvah as it relates to Kedusha?

Kabbalah speaks about the significance of going to mikvah before (and on) shabbos. In Pri Etz Chaim it's written that doing so removes the "weekday garments" of the soul and draws down the ...
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Chatam Sofer on tumat met

The entire teshuvah conveys the Chasam Sofer's attitude to this question. The authors of the aforementioned article distinguish between two views of tumas ohel: either the tumah transfers within an ...
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