Audio by Dr. Michael Sokolow

Mishnah Zavim 3:1: [If] a zav and a clean person sat together on a boat or on a raft or they are riding on an animal, even though their clothing do not touch, they are unclean due to [uncleanliness called] midras [treading contact]. [If] they sat on a plank, a bench, a bed frame or a beam that are insecure, [or] if they [both] climbed up a tree that is weak, or [they were] on a weak branch in a strong tree, [or they were climbing] an Egyptian ladder that was not securely [to a wall] with a nail, [or they sat together] on a bridge, a rafter or on a door that was not made [secured] with clay, they are unclean. Rabbi Yehuda says they are clean.

הזב והטהור שישבו בספינה או באסדא או שרכבו על גבי בהמה, אף על פי שאין בגדיהם נוגעים, הרי אלו טמאים מדרס. ישבו על הנסר, על הספסל, על הגשיש של מטה ועל האכלונס, בזמן שהן מחגירין, עלו באילן שכחו רע, בסוכה שכחה רע, באילן יפה, בסלם מצרי בזמן שאינו קבוע במסמר, על הכבש ועל הקורה ועל הדלת בזמן שאין עשויין בטיט, טמאים. רבי יהודה מטהר:

Mishnah Zavim 3:2: [If a zav and a clean person] close or open [a door together, the clean person and his clothes are unclean], [but] the Sages say, [he does not become unclean unless] one is closing [the door] and one is opening [the door]. If one was raising the other from a pit [the clean person and his clothes are unclean]. Rabbi Yehuda says, only if the clean one is the one raising the unclean one. [If they were] twisting ropes together [the clean person and his clothes are unclean], [but] the Sages say, only when one is pulling in one direction and the other is pulling in the opposite direction. [If they were] weaving [together], whether standing or sitting, or they are grinding [wheat, the clean person and his clothes are unclean]. Rabbi Shimon [says that in all the cases] the clean man remains clean, unless they were grinding with a hand mill. [If they were] unloading a donkey or loading it, if the load is heavy, they are unclean, if the load is light, they are clean. In both cases [whether the load is light or heavy] they are clean to join members of the synagogue [who eat chullin in purity] but are [considered] unclean [if he is a kohen] to eat terumah [a portion of a crop given to a kohen which becomes holy upon separation, and can only be consumed by the kohen or his household].

מגיפין או פותחין. וחכמים אומרים, עד שיהא זה מגיף וזה פותח. מעלין זה את זה מן הבור. רבי יהודה אומר, עד שיהא הטהור מעלה את הטמא. מפשילין בחבלין. וחכמים אומרים, עד שיהיה זה מושך הילך וזה מושך הילך. אורגים, בין בעומדין בין ביושבין או טוחנין. רבי שמעון מטהר בכלן, חוץ מן הטוחנין ברחים של יד. פורקין מן החמור או טוענין, בזמן שמשאם כבד, טמאין. בזמן שמשאם קל, טהורין. וכלן טהורין לבני הכנסת וטמאין לתרומה:

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