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Tevilas Keilim by Non Observant

Question: I was working together with a Ba'al teshuva, kashering his new apartment etc. I offered to go with him to toivel his new dishes. Later on he told me that his friend who is not religous yet (on his way really just not fully shomer shabbos) went and toiveled all the keilim already. Is there any neemanus of one's friend who wouldn't lie to him? If we assume that there's no neemanus what is my obligat ...

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Tevilla for Glazed Chinaware

Question: I heard that the process of glazing chinaware has developed recently and is not identical to the process mentioned in the poiskim. According to this Shmeuoh, the layer which is covering the plates etc. is made out of a very different material than conventional glass and consequently the requirement of tevilas Keilim must be revisited. Apparently, there is now no longer an obligation to toivel, eve ...

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Tevilas Keilim for Mishloach Manos

Question: A person wishing to send Mishloach Manos with a bowl/container etc. which is to`un Tevilla, and wants to put inside it foods, how should he do so. Pashtus inserting aluminium foil or similar as a separation between the food and the utensil should not help as ultimately he is mishtamesh in a keili which requires Tevilla (as pointed out also in Minchas Shlomo Chelkas Binyomin). On the other hand, to ...

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Tevilas Keilim for Mishloach Manos

Question: A person wishing to send Mishloach Manos with a bowl/container etc. which is to`un Tevilla, and wants to put inside it foods, how should he do so. Pashtus inserting aluminium foil or similar as a separation between the food and the utensil should not help as ultimately he is mishtamesh in a keili which requires Tevilla (as pointed out also in Minchas Shlomo Chelkas Binyomin). On the other hand, to ...

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Returning Pot to Store After Tvilah

Question: I bought an expensive pot for cooking and was tovel it after the purchase. It turns out it isn't the right size I needed. The store is willing to take it back and return my money. May I return it? Do I have to worry that someone may purchase it after me and make a brocha levataka on the tevilah, being that it was already toveled? [it's a jewish owned store] Answer: Being that there is a significan ...

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