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Q. Reese asked:

Why isn't all the water in wells and cisterns prohibited due to Giluy? I can't imagine that wells were covered constantly; besides, the rainwater cisterns and wells must have been open to be filled with rain?


Q. Reese, Atlanta, GA

The Kollel replies:

Dear Q. Reese,

Hello there and thanks for your interesting question. The Mishnah in Terumos (8:5) gives guidelines for the issue you raised. If there is enough water to dissolve the venom there is no problem of Giluy. In the case of a spring, any amount is enough to dissolve the venom.

This is also the ruling of the Rambam in Hilchos Rotze'ach (11:12-13).

Kol tov.

Y. Landy