Jewish Festivals: Sponging

You may not wash dishes on Jewish festivals with a
  • Sponge (even if it is on a handle), 
  • Dish rag, or 
  • Scrubbing pad (pad that holds water and, when used, the water gets squeezed out).
You may use wide mesh or other items that do not normally hold water.
 
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