P’sak Halacha: Do Not Toivel Keilim in Mikva for Humans

At the rate things are going, most people will be staying home for Pesach this year, and many for the first time.

As a result, Rabbonim are being flooded with questions.

One popular question many have, is what to do about Toiveling new Keilim in a Mikva.

Rabbi Moshe Hamburger of the Lakewood Bais Horaah Paskened that due to the Coronavirus, Keilim should NOT be Toiveled in a regular Mikva for humans, but should be specifically in a Keilim Mikva.

Following the Tevila, the items should be rinsed well with soap and water as a safety precaution.


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  1. does anyone know if it is safe to be dipping your hands with the keilim into the mikvah? should pple be wearing gloves?
    this is crucial to know
    most keilim mikvahs do not appear to be sanitized all that much.
    can anyone recommend to stores that have it as a service how to do this in the safest possible manner?

  2. Chlorine kills the virus a human mikva properly chlorinated and obviously not being used for humans because of the virus is probably safer as most keilim mikvaos are not chlorinated enough and therefore pose the risk of rapid spreading

    • so pray tell, why did passaic community drain and close its mikvah after someone who tested positive went in? probably because they didnt ask you first huh

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