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Shevet HaLevi 6:245:2 rules that he would have to tovel them with a bracha. He doesn't distinguish if they were toveled already beforehand and I fail to see why that would make a difference. Tzitz Eliezer 22:49 rules that they should be toveled without a bracha, reasoning that perhaps the tevillah of the person works to 'elevate' him along with all his ...


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Only kelim (vessels) which absorbed issur (forbidden substances) need to be kashered. A kli which may have issur stuck to the surface, but not absorbed should be scrubbed. Keilim which were only used with kosher are clear to be toiveled. See Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah 121. Another point concerning old keilim is to make sure there is nothing on the surface ...


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What obligates something for immersion is that it is a utensil for eating with or preparing food with "כלי סעודה" Anything else has no obligation. See Shulchan Yoreh Deah 120:1, Aruch HaShulchan 120:30. Example. A mohel needs to peel a orange and the only knife he has to use is his mila knife. So while yes it's a metal utensil, and yes it can be used for ...


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Only vessels owned by Jews have to be toiveled. Since the Glenfidich owners are probably non-Jews they don't have to toivel their machinery - and even if they did it would be meaningless.


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The Kof-K list of tevila instructions says that, according to the OU, Star-K and CRC, a corkscrew does not require tevilah because it does not touch the food. The Star-K confirms. And so does R Forst on behalf of OU. Not clear why it would need to be kashered. The prohibition is on drinking non-kosher wine. If (1) the corkscrew is clean and (2) it was cold ...


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There is a machloket Rishonim if one can dip straight into 40 se'ah of snow. The Mordechai (Mo'ed 332) quotes 3 opinions on the matter: Rabbeinu Shemarya says its perfectly fine, Rabbeinu Eliezer says it's no good, and Rabbeinu Simcha says you shouldn't do it because since it is not a liquid, you can't ensure that every part of the object is touching the ...


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TL;DR: Consult your LOR. The CRC's website has a convenient chart of items that need toiveling, and for those that can't be toiveled, what should be done. For example: Coffee Maker - Glass parts - Tevilla. Machine - "clean well, do not use for 24 hours, and then run through one cycle" (Note that the CRC includes this paragraph:) Under no circumstances ...


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Avodah Zarah 75b: ת"ר הלוקח כלי תשמיש מן העובדי כוכבים דברים שלא נשתמש בהן מטבילן והן טהורין דברים שנשתמש בהן ע"י צונן כגון כוסות וקתוניות וצלוחיות מדיחן ומטבילן והם טהורין דברים שנשתמש בהן ע"י חמין כגון היורות הקומקמוסון ומחמי חמין מגעילן ומטבילן והן טהורין דברים שנשתמש בהן ע"י האור כגון השפודין והאסכלאות מלבנן ומטבילן והן טהורין The Rabbis taught ...


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What you are asking - whether smoking can be considered eating/drinking - is actually the subject of a disagreement in the Rishonim. Tosafos (AZ 66b) directly imply that smoking is considered drinking. The Rif (Chullin 32 [in Rif pages]) directly implies otherwise. This all comes to the fore in the Halachic question of ריחא מלתא - whether 'scent is a thing', ...


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R' Usher Weiss shlita (Minchas Osher) argues that he doesn't have to, based on the Chazon Ish's principle (Shvi'is 7) that if there's a halacha that comes up all the time and is not a fringe case, and nobody (mishna, gemoro, rishonim, poskim) mentions it, that is an indication that there is no such halacha. This is such a case, since it's relevant every time ...


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In terms of the dipping itself: You should make sure that the entire vessel, as it is intended to be used, is immersed. That means that if pieces are meant to come apart, you should separate them, and you should make sure that the water gets into everywhere that it needs to get. This sometimes involves turning things upside down to release air-bubble ...


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This is a machloket in Chulin 31a. נדה שנאנסה וטבלה אמר רב יהודה אמר רב טהורה לביתה ואסורה לאכול בתרומה ור' יוחנן אמר אף לביתה לא טהרה A nidah who did not intend to tovel (will be explained later): Rav Yehudah said in the name of Rav that she is pure for "her house" (i.e. to be with her husband), but still isn't able to eat trumah. Rabi Yochanan ...


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From the Star-K website: Utensils require tevila without a brocha when the dishes or vessels are made from glazed china, bone china, stoneware, corning ware, or porcelain enamel. Other vessels requiring tevila without a brocha include: Utensils made from a combination of materials, e.g. metal pots coated with teflon or enamel... From the Kof-K website: ...


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As with many questions of this type, the answer is "it is a machlokes" You would have to consult your specific Rav. The OU actually goes into some details on this. What’s the Truth about . . . the Sale of Chametz on Pesach? The utensils themselves present more of a challenge. The question of what to do with chametzdik, non-kasherable dishes is ...


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I just called Washington Heights Keilim mikvah. Located on Bennet Ave. between W. 185 St and W. 186 St. Manhattan. Phone: 212 923 3582 The woman told me that the entrance is to the right of the shul. There is a black gate. The gate requires a code which is written in Hebrew on the gate (Thanks Monica, for confirming this), with the Hebrew letters ...


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First Kasher them and then dunk them in the Mikva. (ShA YD 121:2) If you did it the wrong way some say you have to dunk them again.


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Practically speaking, no food is ever placed directly on the oven rack save for bread to be warmed or toasted. As such one can rely on Rabbi Moshe Feinstein who says in his Igros Moshe Yoreh Deah 3 siman 24 that toasters don't need tevila being that you are not cooking or preparing the bread, but rather just drying it. And while its true that this drying is ...


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See this article by R. Aryeh Lebowitz, discussing the very similar case of purchasing a dish which has been pre-filled with candies to give as a gift, which I think addresses most of your questions. I am going to answer the questions in reverse order, as I think the logic is easier to see this way. If I don't immerse the dish, may the recipient use the ...


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As a child, when my parents would buy a sandwich maker or something of the sorts, we would give the ownership to our Non-Jewish friend and use it in our house. Our friend always gave us permission to use it ;)


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The OU has the following on their website. Secondly, the determination of tevilah depends on the owner's designated use for the object: a utensil purchased for non-food purposes and occasionally used to hold food (such as a screwdriver which might be used in a pinch in the absence of a fork) does not require tevilah (Aruch Hashulchan, Y.D. 120:40) ...


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According to the Orthodox Union, kashrut.com, and askmoses.com, a saltshaker needs immersion, and that need is definite enough that we say the b'racha on the immersion. However, that's assuming it's of metal (or glass). According to those pages, unglazed ceramic/earthenware does not require immersion and glazed ceramic (porcelain) requires immersion, but ...


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Having lived in several places, i've been to my share of mikvaot. The first thing to do is contact the rabbi or someone else to get some basic information, such as when it's open, and how to get in. Some charge, others don't. Many (most?) places have a separate mikvah keilim besides for the people-mikvah. Once you've gotten in, it's simple enough. Bring ...


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In order for a mikvah to be kosher, it must hold a minimum of 40 se'ah. That's a little under 200 gallons, so a bucket of water wouldn't do it (unless it's a very large bucket).


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Chaf-K says that the bracha applies to all kailim that the person had in mind when he siad the bracha. One who is being tovel more than one utensil should be careful not to talk between the first utensil and the second. 35 One who is toveling keilim and new keilim are brought to be toveled which he did not intend to tovel at the time he recited the beracha ...


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The lubovitcher rebbe discussed this and made a chiddush that tevilah is only required where the non jew had access to the utensils. He also suggested that because of today's manufacturing processes this may not be fufilled and possibly today's utensils do not require tevillah hence some chabad do not make a brachah because of a safek brachah. Likutei ...


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If you aren't going to ever take it off because it can't come off, then it's OK. See Shulchan Arukh YD 120:13 The general issue with stickers is one of chatzitzah, that there is something (here a sticker) separating between the container (thermos) and the water of the mikvah. This is only an issue if the separating object (sticker) is (1) covering the ...


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Plastic doesn't require tevila but metal does (d'oraita according to many, see OU here under A). As such, if the metallic resistor touches the water (and I assume it does) then you need tevila with a blessing. On utensils made of metal and plastic, kashrut.com (on top, letter b) writes A utensil made of a material requiring tevilah should be immersed ...


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The two issues, as I see it, are -- dipping in the mikvah, and any transfer of non-kosher taste. As for the mikvah -- if it belongs to a non-Jew and the Jew is just borrowing it, there's no obligation to dunk it. The obligation is only on Jewish-owned vessels. If the lender doesn't mind, I suppose you could borrow it and kasher it, which would take care of ...


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It seems from the Sefer Pischei Halacha page 100:25 that a cover of a utensil (non attached) does not require tevila (immersion in a Mikva) even though made out of metal. However, a cover of a pot which many times gets splattered by food will require tevila. See Rama YD 120 seif 5,Biur HaGra 15,and Aruch Hashulchan 32. It would seem that a wine stopper ...


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Raw earthware (terra cotta, i.e. flowerpot finish) does not require an immersion. (Immersion is for things that can become ritually impure, then ritually pure again. Clay can't become repurified, therefore no immersion is required. Porcelain is glazed earthenware. Hence some rabbis treat it as glass, which requires immersion; and others ignore the glaze and ...


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