Obligation to Tovel a Present


Hi, my sister wants to give the girls in her class a little glass jar which she purchased in a shop near by, and fill it with honey. Does the jar need toveling if she’s giving it as a present? (I know that you can gift someone with fruit in a bowl that has not been toveled)

thank you and have a good year.



  1. In general, when a Jew is filling up the bottles, the jars should be toveled first. However, since many times it is not possible to do so, it is permissible to be lenient and not tovel the jars – especially as they are made out of glass and the requirement to tovel glass is not a Torah obligation, but rather a Rabbinic one.

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