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New Utensils: Sink or Swim... or Both!

Topics in Maintaining a Kosher Home - Part IV: New Utensils: Sink or Swim... or Both!

New silverware. New bowls and plates. Factory-sealed, even. Definitely kosher. But don’t use it in a Jewish kitchen! Join Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, for the final installment of a series of seminars on the topic of keeping a kosher home. This time around, Rabbi Ferrell discusses the mitzvah of Tevilas Keilim, the immersion of new utensils in a mikveh (ritual bath). Which utensils need immersion? Which don’t? Are there any unexpected immersion requirements? Once you start listening, you won’t be able to “pool” yourself way!

This series is based on seminars Rabbi Ferrell delivered in 2011 in Congregation Ahavas Israel of Passaic, NJ, in memory of Mrs. Cathy Comins, z"l.