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Mishnah Uktzin 2:5: If one chops up [produce] for cooking, even if he did not complete the cut, this is not considered to be a connection [connecting the pieces together for matters of purity]. If [one chopped it up] for pickling, or for boiling, or for placing it on the table, this is considered to be a connection [for matters of purity]. If one began to separate [the pieces], the [part of the] food which he started [breaking off] is not considered to be a connection. If one strung nuts together, or tied a bunch of onions together, this is thereby considered a connection. If one began to take the nuts apart, or to peel the onions, this is not considered a connection. Regarding nuts and almonds [in relation to their shells], this is considered a connection, until one mashes them.

הַמְחַתֵּךְ לְבַשֵּׁל, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁלֹּא מֵרַק, אֵינוֹ חִבּוּר. לִכְבֹּשׁ וְלִשְׁלֹק וּלְהַנִּיחַ עַל הַשֻּׁלְחָן, חִבּוּר. הִתְחִיל לְפָרֵק, אֹכֶל שֶׁהִתְחִיל בּוֹ, אֵינוֹ חִבּוּר. הָאֱגוֹזִים שֶׁאֲמָנָן, וְהַבְּצָלִים שֶׁחֲמָרָן, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ חִבּוּר. הִתְחִיל לְפָרֵק בָּאֱגוֹזִים וּלְפַקֵּל בַּבְּצָלִים, אֵינוֹ חִבּוּר. הָאֱגוֹזִים וְהַשְּׁקֵדִים, חִבּוּר, עַד שֶׁיְּרַסֵּס:

Mishnah Uktzin 2:6: [The shell of] a cooked egg, [with regard to the egg, is considered to be a connection] until one cracks it. That of a hard-boiled egg [is considered to be a connection] until one mashes it. A bone containing marrow in it is considered to be a connection [between the bone and the marrow] until one mashes it. A pomegranate which was separated is considered to be a connection [between the seeds and the peel] until one knocks it with a stick [to loosen the seeds]. Similarly, the loose stitches of launderers [who would stitch pieces of laundry together to prevent them from getting lost] or a garment that had been stitched together with kilayim [the product of forbidden crossbreeding or working of certain animals with one another, planting together certain plants, or interweaving certain fibers] is regarded as a connection until one begins to undo them.

בֵּיצָה מְגֻלְגֶּלֶת, עַד שֶׁיָּגוֹס. וּשְׁלוּקָה, עַד שֶׁיְּרַסֵּס. עֶצֶם שֶׁיֶּשׁ בּוֹ מֹחַ, חִבּוּר, עַד שֶׁיְּרַסֵּס. הָרִמּוֹן שֶׁפְּרָדוֹ, חִבּוּר עַד שֶׁיַּקִּישׁ עָלָיו בְּקָנֶה. כַּיּוֹצֵא בוֹ, שְׁלַל הַכּוֹבְסִין וְהַבֶּגֶד שֶׁהוּא תָפוּר בְּכִלְאַיִם, חִבּוּר, עַד שֶׁיַּתְחִיל לְהַתִּיר:

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