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The Torah Matzav
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Full Of __it
תהיה לך על אזנך (דברים כ"ג: י"ד
In the times of the second Bais Hamikdash, there
sects and cults. One of them was the ”Issi’im”
called them “טובלי שחרית”.(went to the Mikveh every morning).
טובלי שחרית considered טהרה and hygiene as one and
were very strict about it. They went to the Mikveh several
times a day.
They started the day by going to the Mikveh. They also went
to the Mikveh before the meals, after relieving themselves
and if they touched someone who was from a lower cast.
also had חומרות in Hilchos Shabbos. They held
that all utensils even a כלי שמלאכתו להיתר is Muktzah.
Shovels which are לאיסורמלאכתוwas
for sure מוקצה even
when used לצורך גופו.
relieve themselves the entire Shabbos
because they wouldn’t use a shovel on Shabbos.
that you know this piece of history you will understand the
Gaon on the last תוספתא in מסכת ידיים
(שהוא מלא צואה ולזה לא מהני טבילה)
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