More Discussions for this daf
1. Bones becoming Tamei 2. Is the 2nd Hebrew chart on Pesachim 84 correct? 3. why you can't burn invalidated kodashim on yom tov
DAF DISCUSSIONS - PESACHIM 84

Richard Dine asked:

The Gemara implies that the bones of an animal (when there is no meat on them) cannot become Tamei? Is this true?

The Kollel replies:

There are many different types of Tum'ah. The type of Tum'ah under discussion in the Gemara to which you are referring is Tum'as Ochlin (Rashi DH Mahu she'Yitamei). Only items which are edible can become Tamei through Tum'as Ochlin. Bones, therefore, do not become Tamei.

However, bone can certainly become Tamei in other ways, such as Tum'as Keilim. That is, if a receptacle is made out of bone, it becomes Tamei when touched to a Mes (Mishnah Kelim 2:1).

Kol Tuv,

-Mordecai