הָרֹטֶב וְהַגְּרִיסִים וְהֶחָלָב, בִּזְמַן שֶׁהֵן מַשְׁקֶה טוֹפֵחַ, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ תְּחִלָּה. קָרְשׁוּ, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ שְׁנִיִּים. חָזְרוּ וְנִמֹּחוּ, כַּבֵּיצָה מְכֻוָּן, טָהוֹר. יוֹתֵר מִכַּבֵּיצָה, טָמֵא, שֶׁכֵּיוָן שֶׁיָּצְאָה טִפָּה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה, נִטְמֵאת בְּכַבֵּיצָה: Sauce, bean-mash and milk, when in a condition of fluidity, are unclean in the first degree. If they turned solid they become unclean in the second degree. If they again melted: If their bulk was exactly that of an egg, they are clean. But if it was more than the bulk of an egg they remain unclean, for as soon as the first drop issued forth it became unclean by contact with an egg's bulk.
רַבִּי מֵאִיר אוֹמֵר, הַשֶּׁמֶן תְּחִלָּה לְעוֹלָם. וַחֲכָמִים אוֹמְרִים, אַף הַדְּבָשׁ. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן שְׁזוּרִי אוֹמֵר, אַף הַיָּיִן. וְגוּשׁ שֶׁל זֵיתִים שֶׁנָּפַל לְתַנּוּר וְהֻסַּק, כַּבֵּיצָה מְכֻוָּן, טָהוֹר. יוֹתֵר מִכַּבֵּיצָה, טָמֵא, שֶׁכֵּיוָן שֶׁיָּצָאת טִפָּה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה, נִטְמֵאת בְּכַבֵּיצָה. אִם הָיוּ פְרוּדִין, אֲפִלּוּ הֵן סְאָה, טָהוֹר: Rabbi Meir says: oil always remains unclean in the first degree. And the sages say: honey also. Rabbi Shimon Shezuri says: also wine. A mass of olives that fell into an oven that was heated: If [the olives] were exactly the size of an egg it [the oven] remains pure; But if it was more than that of an egg the oven becomes unclean, for as soon as the first drop came out it became unclean by contact with an egg's bulk. If the olives were separated even if there was a se'ah of them, it remains clean.
טְמֵא מֵת שֶׁסָּחַט זֵיתִים וַעֲנָבִים, כַּבֵּיצָה מְכֻוָּן, טָהוֹר, וּבִלְבַד שֶׁלֹּא יִגַּע בִּמְקוֹם הַמַּשְׁקֶה. יוֹתֵר מִכַּבֵּיצָה, טָמֵא, שֶׁכֵּיוָן שֶׁיָּצְאָה טִפָּה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה, נִטְמֵאת בְּכַבֵּיצָה. אִם הָיָה זָב אוֹ זָבָה, אֲפִלּוּ גַרְגֵּר יְחִידִי, טָמֵא, שֶׁכֵּיוָן שֶׁיָּצְאָה טִפָּה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה, נִטְמֵאת בְּמַשָּׂא. זָב שֶׁחָלַב אֶת הָעֵז, הֶחָלָב טָמֵא, שֶׁכֵּיוָן שֶׁיָּצְאָה טִפָּה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה, נִטְמֵאת בְּמַשָּׂא: A man who had corpse uncleanness who pressed olives or grapes: If its bulk was exactly that of an egg, the juice remains clean provided he does not touch the place on which the liquid is; But [if the bulk was] more than that of an egg, the juice becomes unclean, for as soon as the first drop came out, it became unclean by contact with an egg's bulk. If the person was a zav or a zavah [the juice] becomes unclean even if only one berry [was pressed out], for as soon as the first drop came out it became unclean by carrying. If a zav milked a goat, the milk becomes unclean, for as soon as the first drop comes out it becomes unclean by carrying.
כַּבֵּיצָה אֳכָלִין שֶׁהִנִּיחָן בַּחַמָּה וְנִתְמַעֲטוּ, וְכֵן כַּזַּיִת מִן הַמֵּת, וְכַזַּיִת מִן הַנְּבֵלָה, וְכָעֲדָשָׁה מִן הַשֶּׁרֶץ, כַּזַּיִת פִּגּוּל, כַּזַּיִת נוֹתָר, כַּזַּיִת חֵלֶב, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ טְהוֹרִים, וְאֵין חַיָּבִין עֲלֵיהֶן מִשּׁוּם פִּגּוּל, נוֹתָר וְטָמֵא. הִנִּיחָן בַּגְּשָׁמִים וְנִתְפְּחוּ, טְמֵאִין, וְחַיָּבִין עֲלֵיהֶם מִשּׁוּם פִּגּוּל, נוֹתָר וְטָמֵא: If an egg's bulk of food was left in the sun and it was lessened, and so also in the case of an olive's bulk of corpse, an olive's bulk of carrion, a lentil's bulk of a sheretz, an olive's bulk of piggul, an olive's bulk of notar, or an olive's bulk of forbidden fat they become clean; Nor is one liable on account of these for transgressing the law of piggul, notar or forbidden fat. If they were then left out in the rain and they swelled, they become unclean and guilt is incurred on account of them for transgressing the law of piggul, notar or forbidden fat.
כָּל הַטֻּמְאוֹת, כִּשְׁעַת מְצִיאָתָן. אִם טְמֵאוֹת, טְמֵאוֹת. וְאִם טְהוֹרוֹת, טְהוֹרוֹת. אִם מְכֻסּוֹת, מְכֻסּוֹת. אִם מְגֻלּוֹת, מְגֻלּוֹת. מַחַט שֶׁנִּמְצֵאת מְלֵאָה חֲלֻדָּה אוֹ שְׁבוּרָה, טְהוֹרָה, שֶׁכָּל הַטֻּמְאוֹת, כִּשְׁעַת מְצִיאָתָן: All cases of uncleanness are determined according to their appearance at the time they are found: If they were then unclean they are assumed to have been unclean [all the time]; And if clean they are assumed to have been clean [all the time]. If they were then covered they are assumed to have been covered [all the time]; And if uncovered they are assumed to have been uncovered [all the time]. If a needle was found full of rust or broken it is clean, for all doubtful cases of uncleanness are determined according to their appearance at the time they are found.
חֵרֵשׁ שׁוֹטֶה וְקָטָן שֶׁנִּמְצְאוּ בְמָבוֹי שֶׁיֶּשׁ בּוֹ טֻמְאָה, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ בְחֶזְקַת טָהֳרָה. וְכָל הַפִּקֵּחַ, בְּחֶזְקַת טֻמְאָה. וְכֹל שֶׁאֵין בּוֹ דַעַת לְהִשָּׁאֵל, סְפֵקוֹ טָהוֹר: If a deaf-mute, a person not of sound senses, or a minor was found in an alley way that contained something that was unclean, he is presumed to be clean. But any one of sound senses is presumed to be unclean. And anyone/anything that lacks understanding to be inquired of is in a case of doubtful uncleanness presumed to be clean.
תִּינוֹק שֶׁנִּמְצָא בְצַד בֵּית הַקְּבָרוֹת וְהַשּׁוֹשַׁנִּים בְּיָדוֹ, וְאֵין הַשּׁוֹשַׁנִּים אֶלָּא בִמְקוֹם הַטֻּמְאָה, טָהוֹר, שֶׁאֲנִי אוֹמֵר, אַחֵר לִקְּטָן וְנָתַן לוֹ. וְכֵן חֲמוֹר בֵּין הַקְּבָרוֹת, כֵּלָיו טְהוֹרִין: A child who was found at the side of a graveyard with lilies in his hand, and the lilies grew only in a place of uncleanness, he is nevertheless clean, for I could say that another person gathered them and gave them to him. So also a donkey that was in a graveyard, his harness remains clean.
תִּינוֹק שֶׁנִּמְצָא בְצַד הָעִסָּה וְהַבָּצֵק בְּיָדוֹ, רַבִּי מֵאִיר מְטַהֵר. וַחֲכָמִים מְטַמְּאִים, שֶׁדֶּרֶךְ הַתִּינוֹק לְטַפֵּחַ. בָּצֵק שֶׁיֶּשׁ בּוֹ נְקִירַת תַּרְנְגוֹלִים, וּמַשְׁקִין טְמֵאִין בְּתוֹךְ הַבַּיִת, אִם יֵשׁ בֵּין מַשְׁקִין לַכִּכָּרוֹת כְּדֵי שֶׁיְּנַגְּבוּ אֶת פִּיהֶם בָּאָרֶץ, הֲרֵי אֵלּוּ טְהוֹרִין. וּבְפָרָה וּבְכֶלֶב, כְּדֵי שֶׁיְּלַחֲכוּ אֶת לְשׁוֹנָם. וּשְׁאָר כָּל הַבְּהֵמָה, כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּתְנַגֵּב. רַבִּי אֱלִיעֶזֶר בֶּן יַעֲקֹב מְטַהֵר בְּכֶלֶב, שֶׁהוּא פִקֵּחַ, שֶׁאֵין דַּרְכּוֹ לְהַנִּיחַ אֶת הַמָּזוֹן וְלֵילֵךְ לַמָּיִם: A child was found next to dough with a piece of dough in his hand: Rabbi Meir says that the dough is clean; But the sages say that it is unclean, since it is the nature of a child to slap dough. Dough that bears traces of hens’ pickings and there is unclean liquid in the same house: if there was distance enough between the liquid and the loaves for the hens to dry their mouths on the ground, the dough is clean. And in the case of a cow or a dog, if there was distance enough for it to lick its tongue. And in the case of all other beasts, if there was distance enough for their tongue to dry. Rabbi Eliezer ben Jacob holds the dough to be clean in the case of a dog who is smart; for it is not its habit to leave food and go after the water.