Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Glass

The Bavli concludes that glass is a גזירה אטו כלי חרס, not a גזירה אטו כלי מתכות. This is Rav Asshi's opinion; the other, rejected, opinion seems to have been purely made up by the Stam, as an explanation for why Rav Asshi did not say גזירה משום כלי מתכות. (Note that no Amora is named in the whole Stammaitic part of the sugya.)

Why, then, are most people today מקפיד to toivel new glass utensils that they have bought from gentiles?

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, 18 May, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See Tosfos d.h. "Rav Ashi..." that says that even Rav Ashi will agree that glassware requires tevila for the law of Tevilas Keilim. See Avoda Zara 75b.

 

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