Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Antiquity of the Minhag to Filter Water in the USA





Courtesy of Prof. Levine through Areivim.




10 comments:

  1. water then came from the croton aqueduct which is no longer in use.

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  2. I have a complete side point is there a sinifigance with the word godol in Yonah?

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  3. True enough about the NYC water supply - of course, the book was issued in Phila.

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  4. What is your take on this Reshimu community website?

    Personally, while it might be a nice idea, it just ONE MORE Jewish website I need to keep tabs on. My RSS reader can't keep up!

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  5. Uh, pardon my ignorance - what is Reshimu?

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  6. http://reshimu.com/

    Gil is a big time contributor!

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  7. If Gil is too frum for reshimu...

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  8. in the Ben Ish Hai he discusses very small worms (?) that grow and live in the water their entire lives and whether it is a problem to drink them. (I believe he came down saying that as long as they were never extricated from (and returned to) the water, they are considered part of the water)

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  9. It is obvious from the context that the book is disucssinf Pesach, when many have a minhag to filter the water. As far as insects, it is clear that those too small to be seen by the naked eye are not forbidden.

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