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מסכת כלים

פרק ל משנה ב

אספקלריא טהורה

A glass mirror is tahor;


and a (glass) dish

שעשאו אספקלריא

that was made into a mirror


is tamei,

ואם מתחילה עשאו

and if it was made from the outset

לשם אספקלריא

for the purpose of being a mirror


it is tahor (even though it has a receptacle and can be used as a dish).


A (glass) spoon

שהוא נותנו על השלחן

that (does not stay upright when) one places it on the table

אם מקבל כל שהוא

if it can hold the smallest amount


it is tamei,

ואם לאו

and if not,

רבי עקיבה מטמא

Rabbi Akiva says it is tamei (as it it not meant to hold anything when placed on the table, but is meant to hold things when held in one's hand),

רבי יוחנן בן נורי מטהר

Rabbi Yochanan ben Nuri says is tahor.


פרק ל משנה ג

כוס שנפגם רבו טהור

A (glass) cup, the majority of (its rim) which is chipped is tahor (as, due to the jagged edges, one cannot drink from it);

נפגם בו שלש ברבו

if it had three (sips) in most of it (that is, there are three chips to the rim, each of which is less than half the circumference of the rim from the next; as a result, one cannot find a portion of the rim equal to half its circumference without a chip)


is tahor.

רבי שמעון אומר

Rabbi Shimon says

אם מפזר הוא

if it leaks

את רוב המים

a majority of the water,


it is tahor.

נקב ועשאו

If it was punctured and fixed,

בין בבעץ בין בזפת

whether with tin, whether with pitch (neither of which will form a good seal with the glass),


it is tahor;

רבי יוסי אומר

Rabbi Yosi says

בבעץ טמא

with tin it is tamei (as he held that it could maintain a good seal, if the cup was used gently),

ובזפת טהור

and with pitch it is tahor.


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