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Mishnayos Taharos Perek 4 Mishnah 3

טהרות פרק ד׳ משנה ג׳


A weasel that had in its mouth a [dead] sheretz or a dog that had carrion in its mouth and they passed between clean [persons] or if clean persons passed between them, their condition of doubt is deemed clean, since the uncleanness , had no resting place. If they were picking at them while these lay on the ground, and a person stated, "I went to that place but I do not know whether I did or did not touch it," his condition of doubt is deemed unclean, since the uncleanness had a resting place.

הַשֶּׁרֶץ בְּפִי הַחֻלְדָּה, וְהַנְּבֵלָה בְּפִי הַכֶּלֶב, וְעָבְרוּ בֵין הַטְּהוֹרִים, אוֹ שֶׁעָבְרוּ טְהוֹרִים בֵּינֵיהֶן, סְפֵקָן טָהוֹר, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁאֵין לַטֻּמְאָה מָקוֹם. הָיוּ מְנַקְּרִין בָּהֶן עַל הָאָרֶץ וְאָמַר, הָלַכְתִּי לַמָּקוֹם הַלָּז וְאֵינִי יוֹדֵעַ אִם נָגַעְתִּי אִם לֹא נָגַעְתִּי, סְפֵקוֹ טָמֵא, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁיֵּשׁ לַטֻּמְאָה מָקוֹם:


היו מנקרין בהן – if the weasel cast off the creeping animal or the dog [cast off] the carrion that is in their mouths onto the ground and they would peck at it, there is a place for the defilement and its manner of doubt is ritually impure.

היו מנקרין בהן. אם השליכו החולדה את השרץ, והכלב את הנבילה, מפיהם על הארץ והיו מנקרים בה, הרי יש מקום לטומאה וספיקה טמא: