Tevilat Kelim Chazarah #12 (II) - When There's No Kelim Mikveh Available Physically/Spiritually/Pandemically

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Nov 28, 2020
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Series: Five Minute Halacha

Venue: UMJCA Sephardic Bet Midrash (Great Neck, NY) UMJCA Sephardic Bet Midrash (Great Neck, NY)

References: Shulchan Aruch: Orach Chaim 323 

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When one is stuck on Shabbat (when it’s probably prohibited to take a Keli to the Mikveh, but that’s a whole sugya for another time) or in a place with no physical mikveh available, what is he to do if he wants to use his kelim? This is also applicable to kelim that cannot be taken to the mikveh, because they are either too large or would break (electrical devices) as a result. This was also especially relevant before Pesach 2020. Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, kelim mikvaot were closed and everyone was home for Pesach, including many people who would be making Pesach for the first time and would need to purchase new kelim. At times, they could kasher their kelim but that may prove too complicated or difficult for people or the kelim.

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