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Mishnayos Keilim Perek 26 Mishnah 6

כלים פרק כ"ו משנה ו׳


A bag or wrapper for garments is susceptible to midras. A bag or wrapper for purple wool: Bet Shammai says: it is susceptible to midras, But Bet Hillel says: it is susceptible only to corpse uncleanness. A hide which was made to be a covering for vessels is not susceptible to uncleanness, but for weights it is susceptible. Rabbi Yose says in the name of his father that it is pure.

עַב כְּסוּת, וְתַכְרִיךְ כְּסוּת, מִדְרָס. עַב אַרְגָּמָן, וְתַכְרִיךְ אַרְגָּמָן, בֵּית שַׁמַּאי אוֹמְרִים, מִדְרָס. וּבֵית הִלֵּל אוֹמְרִים, טְמֵא מֵת. עוֹר שֶׁעֲשָׂאוֹ חִפּוּי לִכְלִי, טָהוֹר. לְמִשְׁקָלוֹת, טָמֵא. רַבִּי יוֹסֵי מְטַהֵר מִשּׁוּם אָבִיו:


עב כסות (thick clothing) – felt-cloaks (i.e., thick, fulled or felted stuff made of wool and hair) that one made from them clothing. This is the thick clothing. And similarly, the thick purple, to cloth that is colored purple. This is what my teachers/Rabbis explained. But I heard, “thick clothing” hide that they cover up the clothing. Thick purple – is the hide that they cover up with purple.

תכריך כסות (wrapper for garments) – hide that they wrap up the clothing.

תכריך ארגמן (wrapper for purple) – hide that they wrap up the purple

חפוי – cover. The Aramaic translation of cover is חופאה/cover.

טהור – and such is taught in a Baraita, it is possible that I increase covering for vessels for defilement, as the inference teaches us (Leviticus 11:32): “any such article that can be put to use [shall be dipped in water,, and it shall remain unclean until evening],” excluding the covering of vessels.

למשקלות – but it is taught in the Mishnah above at the conclusion of the Chapter [16], “Every wooden vessel that has been divided into two is clean” (Mishnah 8): “This is the general rule: [That which is made for a case is unclean.] And that which is made for a cover is clean.” But the cover of weights is different, because it is made for receiving, and the weights itself are not a vessel. But the Halakah is according to the first Tanna/teacher.

עב כסות. כגון לבדין שעשה מהן כסות, זהו עב כסות. וכן עב ארגמן, לבד צבוע ארגמן. כך פירשו רבותי. ואני שמעתי, עב כסות, עור שמכסים בו הבגדים. עב ארגמן, עור שמכסים בו ארגמן:

תכריך כסות. עור שכורכים בו הבגדים:

תכריך ארגמן. עור שכורכים בו ארגמן:

חפוי. מכסה. תרגום מכסה, חופאה:

טהור. דהכי תניא, יכול שאני מרבה חפויי כלים לטומאה, תלמוד לומר (ויקרא י״א:ל״ב) אשר יעשה מלאכה בהם, פרט לחפויי כלים:

ולמשקלות טמא. והא דתנן לעיל סוף פרק כל כלי עץ שנחלק, זה הכלל וכו׳ העשוי לחיפוי טהור, חיפוי דמשקלות שאני, לפי שהוא עשוי לקבלה, והמשקלות עצמה אינה כלי. והלכה כתנא קמא: