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Mishnayos Parah Perek 5 Mishnah 9

פרה פרק ה׳ משנה ט׳


If one placed two stones close to one another and made them into a trough, and so also in the case of two kneading troughs, and so also in the case of a trough that was split, the water between them is not deemed to be prepared. If they were joined together with lime or gypsum and they can be moved together, the water between them is deemed to have been prepared.

שְׁתֵּי אֲבָנִים שֶׁהִקִּיפָן זוֹ לָזוֹ וַעֲשָׂאָן שֹׁקֶת, וְכֵן שְׁתֵּי עֲרֵבוֹת, וְכֵן הַשֹּׁקֶת שֶׁנֶּחְלְקָה, הַמַּיִם שֶׁבֵּינֵיהֶם אֵינָן מְקֻדָּשִׁין. עֲשָׂאָן בְּסִיד אוֹ בְגִפְסִים וְהֵן יְכוֹלוֹת לְהִנָּטֵל כְּאַחַת, הַמַּיִם שֶׁבֵּינֵיהֶם מְקֻדָּשִׁין:


הקיפן – made them adjacent/next one to the other. It is the language of two jugs/jars together [to set a pot upon] in Tractate Betzah [Chapter 4, Mishnah 5 and folio 32b].

המים שביניהן – that is between two kneading troughs and that which is between the fissure of the trough. But the rest of the water is mixed, but those that are in the fissure, the mixture of water [and ashes] does not enter into them.

גיפסים – a kind of lime/plaster but it is the whitest. And we call it YISO JIPIS in the foreign language.

שהקיפן. סמכן זו אצל זו. לשון [ואין] מקיפין שתי חביות דמסכת ביצה:

המים שביניהן. שבין שתי עריבות ושבין סדק של שוקת. אבל שאר המים מקודשין. אלא דאותן שבסדק לא נכנס בהן הקידוש:

גפסים. מין סיד הוא ולבן ביותר. וקורין לו בלע״ז ייס״ו גיפס: