You see frumkeit.I see racism.
At first I read the title as "Holier Than Though Goy". Oops.
Why do you need a Shabbos toothbrush? Everyone in my family has just one toothbrush and we keep Shabbat. Confused!!Tzippi
Originally posted: December 11, 2011 at 5:00 AMTzippi: Kosher Innovations, the makers of the toothbrush above (the same people who make the Kosher Lamp), discuss the halacha on their website: http://www.kosherimage.com/approval.html#prohibitionsI made a comment a while back about prohibiting brushing your teeth on Shabbat being a chumrah and got ripped apart by a lot of people who say it's a basic halacha. Because of that, a friend gave me this "kosher" toothbrush and their "Shabbos toothwash" as a gag gift. I'm still figuring out how it works. Surprisingly difficult.
Are the bristles of the Shabbos toothbrush black so that if your gums do bleed a little, it won't show? Sort of like the rationale behind black pantiliners? http://www.yoatzot.org/article.php?id=107 Or is that just an added perk? Maybe they just black so that you won't mistake it for your weekday toothbrush?
Originally posted: December 15, 2011 at 4:30 PMAnonymous: The bristles are navy blue, not black. I think blood would show up on them. But you couldn't mistake it for a normal toothbrush, THAT is for certain.