Drinking Uncovered Water

Question

I’ve heard that you should not drink water that was left uncovered overnight. I have a kettle that has a closed lid with water in it, but its spout is not covered. Does that count as uncovered water or not?

5 months

Answers

  1. The accepted custom is not to be concerned about liquids that have been left uncovered overnight. The Talmud teaches that there was a concern in those days that a snake may have left its venom in a container that was left uncovered overnight. Tosafos writes that the concern is not really applicable anymore and therefore there is no problem with leaving water uncovered overnight.

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