MATOS (Numbers, 30:2-36:13) — “The Silverware Garden”

One of the more common misconceptions in Kosher Law that I come across is the notion that I like to call “the Silverware Garden.”  I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they recall in their youth observing their mothers or grandmothers taking spoons, forks, and knives that had become non-Kosher and sticking them in the ground for a few days to make them Kosher.  There appears to be some mystical power of the earth to draw the non-Kosher status out of the utensils.  The truth is that this practice demonstrates a total misunderstanding of the process of Koshering vessels…  

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Additional messages from previous years:

“The Pope and the Designated Hitter” (2007)

“First Things First!” (2003)

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Published in: on July 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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