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Netilat Yadayim (Hand Washing)

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Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This class provides a basic overview of the evolution of halacha, and also discusses the laws of waking in the morning, including the ritual hand washing.
Parsha Ki-Tisa
According to Jewish law, one must wash each morning before prayers just like the priests would wash before performing their service in the Holy Temple. What is the difference between washing for holiness and washing for purity? (Based on Likutei Sichos vo...
Food Blessings Workshop
The “netilat yadayim” (washing of the hands) before partaking of bread.
How to perform the ritual hand washing before eating bread.
Practical Parshah—Ki Tisa
The priests would wash their hands in the laver (“kiyor”) each morning before working in the Temple. What are the laws of the morning handwashing ritual?
without raising a hand
Every mitzvah has endless layers of meaning. As we discover a piece of insight into a mitzvah, we appreciated the smallness of our intellect and are grateful for the taste of the infinite. Such is the case with netilat yadayim—washing of the hands.
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...
What is sanctity, where do we find it, how do we create it and what does it do for us?
I could not walk anymore. The frosty Polish winter, the terrible cold, the exhausting six-week death march, were too much to bear. I felt that I simply could not place one foot in front of the other. All I wanted was to sit down and give up.
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