What’s What: The 7 (!) Liquids of Machshirim. More on impurity…. Continuing the discussion of whether the liquids in the slaughter house in the Beit HaMikdash can become impure – including wine and oil, not just the blood and water. Also, trying to line up the sages and their opinions – Levi, Rav, and more. Plus: R. Pappa on the question of tumah d’Orayta, and his position that the purity here is Halakhah le-Moshe mi-Sinai. Which has its own rules. Also, the location of the liquid is a game-changer, whether in vessels or on the ground, in terms of when impurity kicks in (or doesn’t). Plus – what happens to all that impure liquid, when it leaves the Beit HaMikdash?! And what if they left while pure? The liquids’ origins – where it achieves its status of pure or impure – makes the difference.
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