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Netilat Yadayim (Hand Washing)

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Netilat Yadayim (Hand Washing): (lit. "washing of the hands"); the ritual washing of the hands upon rising in the morning, before eating bread, etc.
When we awaken in the morning, we immediately recognize and appreciate the kindness G-d has done with them.
Morning Hand-Washing Get Your Hands Wet! RankRankRankRankRankRank
In the Holy Temple, the priests would wash their hands before their daily service. And every individual is a priest in the temple of his or her home and heart...
Meal Hand-Washing Beyond Pasteur! RankRankRankRankRankRank
Do the ritual washing of hands, say a blessing on the food and then dig in, to elevate all those carbs and proteins into a divine experience . . .
What’s Up with the Hand-Washing? Explaining netilat yadayim in the morning Q&A RankRankRankRankRankRank
I noticed the kids washing their hands by the bed in the morning. This seems like a crazy ritual to be done right near the bed, could you enlighten me?
Before we eat a meal with bread, we wash our hands and make a special blessing. So immediately after Kiddush we perform the ritual washing for bread. Go to the kitchen, or the nearest sink in the house. Fill a large cup with water. Pass the cup to your le...
1. Because every morning one must rededicate himself to the service of G-d, he must purify himself and wash his hands out of a vessel, just as the Priest was commanded to do prior, to his service in the Holy Temple. 2. Another reason is this: When a man i...
What is gained by ritually washing hands which are already clean? A look at the history of medicine might provide an answer...
We might think it is sufficient if the Divine dwells only in the most spiritual part of our lives. This is why Moses was at first reluctant to accept the mirrors...
A number of reasons are supplied for this washing: a) During the course of the night, our souls ascend to the heavenly realms, where they "recharge"; drawing renewed life and energy for the following day. At that time, our bodies remain with only the lowe...
Question: Is it necessary to wash one's hands prior to the daily prayers? And how about before studying Torah? Answer: During the course of the day, chances are that our hands have touched areas of our bodies that are normally covered. After touching such...
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