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Mishnah Negaim 11:11: Anything which can become impure from a dead body, even if it is not able to become impure by being sat on, can become impure from Negaim. For instance, the sail of a ship, a curtain, the decorative piece of a hairnet, covers of sefarim [books of the Tanach written in holiness, on parchment, and used for personal or public study, or for reading aloud in public. Sometimes the intent is specifically Torah scrolls], a belt, the laces of a shoe or of a sandal that has the width of a bean, can all become impure from Negaim. A thick wool garment upon which a Nega appeared, Rabbi Eliezer ben Yaakov says it must appear upon both the woven part and the tuft. A flask and a sack are checked as they normally would be and [a Nega] can spread from inside to the outside and from the outside to the inside.

כֹּל הָרָאוּי לִטַּמֵּא טְמֵא מֵת, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁאֵינוֹ רָאוּי לִטַּמֵּא מִדְרָס, מִטַּמֵּא בַנְּגָעִים. כְּגוֹן קֶלַע שֶׁל סְפִינָה, וּוִילוֹן, וְשָׁבִיס שֶׁל סְבָכָה, וּמִטְפָּחוֹת שֶׁל סְפָרִים, וְגַלְגִּלּוֹן, וּרְצוּעוֹת מִנְעָל וְסַנְדָּל שֶׁיֶּשׁ בָּהֶן רֹחַב כַּגְּרִיס, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ מִטַּמְּאִין בַּנְּגָעִים. סָגוֹס שֶׁנִּרְאָה בוֹ נֶגַע, רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר בֶּן יַעֲקֹב אוֹמֵר, עַד שֶׁיֵּרָאֶה בָאָרִיג וּבַמּוֹכִין. הַחֵמֶת וְהַתּוּרְמָל נִרְאִין כְּדַרְכָּן, וּפוֹשֶׂה מִתּוֹכוֹ לַאֲחוֹרָיו וּמֵאֲחוֹרָיו לְתוֹכוֹ:

Mishnah Negaim 11:12: If a quarantined piece of clothing became mixed up in other [clothing], they are all pure. If he shredded it and made it into rags, it is pure and he can derive benefit from it. If a declared [impure] piece of clothing became mixed up with other [clothing], they are all impure. If he shredded it and made it into rags, it is still impure and he is forbidden to derive benefit from it.

בֶּגֶד הַמֻּסְגָּר שֶׁנִּתְעָרֵב בַּאֲחֵרִים, כֻּלָּן טְהוֹרִים. קְצָצוֹ וַעֲשָׂאוֹ מוֹכִין, טָהוֹר, וּמֻתָּר בַּהֲנָיָתוֹ. וְהַמֻּחְלָט שֶׁנִּתְעָרֵב בַּאֲחֵרִים, כֻּלָּם טְמֵאִין. קְצָצוֹ וַעֲשָׂאוֹ מוֹכִין, טָמֵא, וְאָסוּר בַּהֲנָיָתוֹ:

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