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skeleton in doctors office

Question:

I was in a doctor’s office and saw an infant’s skeleton. Do I have to publicize this to make kohanim aware? can I assume that it is NOT from a Yid?

Answer:

It is hard to imagine that the skeleton is real, and not just an imitation made out of plastic etc., but if it indeed is real, yes you should let kohanim know this. Even if the skeleton is not of a Yid, kohanim should not be metameh even to goyim.

Tizku L’mitzvos

Sources:

Shulchan Aruch Y:D 372-2.

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  1. Q: I was in a doctor’s office and saw an infant’s skeleton. Do I have to publicize this to make kohanim aware? can I assume that it is not from a Yid?
    A; It is hard to imagine that the skeleton is real, and not just an imitation made out of plastic etc., but if it indeed is real, yes you should let kohanim know this. Even if the skeleton is not of a Yid, kohanim should not be metameh even to goyim.

    I asked the doctor and he said it was real.
    My question was about טומאת אהל

    1. Then you should inform kohanim not to go there.

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