What’s What: Midras tumah. When boxes are contaminated, as it were, with tumah – when they open from the side or from the top. Whereas a very large box is not rendered impure. Now, what about earthenware? That’s not able to be rendered impure in this way. So, what about the ship? The difference between midras tumah and the handling of an object that renders it impure.
Note: This daf was the daf yomi for Friday, May 29, 2020, Shavuot (recorded beforehand, and released after Shabbat/the second day of Shavuot in the Diaspora).
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