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Mishnayos Oholos Perek 9 Mishnah 8

אהלות פרק ט׳ משנה ח׳


[In the case of such a hive] being [placed] one handbreadth high off the ground:If there is uncleanness below it, in the house or inside the hive everything is impure except for above it. If above [the hive] what is directly above up to the sky becomes unclean.

הָיְתָה גְבוֹהָה מִן הָאָרֶץ טֶפַח, טֻמְאָה תַחְתֶּיהָ אוֹ בַבַּיִת אוֹ בְתוֹכָהּ, הַכֹּל טָמֵא, אֶלָּא גַבָּהּ. עַל גַּבָּהּ, כְּנֶגְדּוֹ עַד הָרָקִיעַ טָמֵא:


אלא גבה – but inside is impure when the defilement is in the house, because its walls are inside. But above (see Mishnah 1), its walls are outside, its inside and on top of it are pure.

אלא גבה. ותוכה טמא כשהטומאה בבית, משום דפיה לפנים. אבל לעיל דפיה לחוץ, תוכה וגבה טהור: