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Glass bottles like Snapple(Coke), They need Tevilah?



Shalom dear Rabbi.

Question: I recently saw that you have a machloket about the drinks, Snapple, if one should transfer the contents to another kli, and to do tevilah on a bottle of Snapple for a drink, as Rav Hershel Schachter. In the case of small coke, it comes in a glass bottle, which we usually drink, is it the same? Do I have to do a tevilah kli in it is also, in a case where I bought it and I own it?


Before answering your question, there were several words that weren’t clear, and some editing had to be done prior to answering you, so please reread the question to make sure this is really what you meant to ask.)

I am assuming that you are referring to the following link . The question there was about using a jar after it’s content were emptied and the person wants to reuse it to store another food. A bottle of Snapple however is meant to be emptied and thrown out, and right now it is not considered a kli. Therefore the food that it came with may be used from the bottle and there is no need to empty the contents to another bottle in order to drink from it. I am not familiar witrh what you mentioned regarding R’ Shachter.

Best wishes


Chelkas Yackov Y:D 42, Mishne Halachos 4-107, Igros Moshe Y:D 2-40, Divrei Yatziv Y:D 37, Minchas Shlomo 2-66, Tzitz Eliezer 8-26, Mbais Levi 15 pg. 80 (9)

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  1. I meant this:

    Rav Hershel Schachter (Ten Minute Halacha – Practical Tevilas Keilim Issues by Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, min. 8) says that in fact it is forbidden to drink from these bottles. Rather, when you open the bottle, you must pour the contents into another vessel before drinking.

    Should we do this with small Coke bottles, too?

    1. It is not the minhag to be machmir for this. See the sources to your question.

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