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Mishnayos Niddah Perek 5 Mishnah 2

נדה פרק ה׳ משנה ב׳


If a priest was partaking of teruma, the portion of the produce designated for the priest, and sensed a quaking of his limbs indicating that a seminal emission was imminent, he should firmly hold his penis to prevent the emission from leaving his body, and swallow the teruma while ritually pure. And the emission of a zav and a seminal emission impart impurity in any amount, even like the size of a mustard seed or even smaller than that.

הָיָה אוֹכֵל בַּתְּרוּמָה וְהִרְגִּישׁ שֶׁנִּזְדַּעְזְעוּ אֵבָרָיו, אוֹחֵז בָּאַמָּה וּבוֹלֵעַ אֶת הַתְּרוּמָה. וּמְטַמְּאִים בְּכָל שֶׁהוּא, אֲפִלּוּ כְעֵין הַחַרְדָּל וּבְפָחוֹת מִכָּן:


שנזדעזעו איבריו – that semen was removed from his body.

אוחז באמה – and even though that whomever grabs hold of his membrum virile and urinates it is as if he brings a flood to the world, here since semen was removed, it does not return and he warms himself (i.e., masturbates) to immediately remove more at that time.

ומטמאין – flux and semen,

At a miniscule amount, to a person that it comes out from. But coming into contact [through touching], that person is not impure until he touches a lentil’s bulk (i.e., usually, the standard size, which is the Egyptian lentil. See Tractate Kelim, Chapter 17, Mishnah 8).

שנזדעזעו אבריו. שנעקרה שכבת זרע מגופו:

אוחז באמה. ואע״ג דכל האוחז באמה ומשתין כאילו מביא מבול לעולם, הכא כיון דנעקרה שכבת זרע שוב אינו חוזר ומתחמם לעקור עוד מיד באותה שעה:

ומטמאין. זוב ושכבת זרע:

בכל שהן. לאדם היוצא ממנו. אבל הנוגע, אינו טמא עד שיגע בכעדשה: