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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.
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Bread made from the five species of grains identified by our sages (wheat, barley, rye, spelt or oat) require the blessing "Hamotzi". In order to be considered bread, the liquid ingredient has to be primarily water and it has to be baked. Dough that uses ...
Explaining netilat yadayim in the morning
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?
Get Your Hands Wet!
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...
Beyond Pasteur!
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 . . .
When we awaken in the morning, we immediately recognize and appreciate the kindness G-d has done with them.
To understand why, we first need to examine why we wash our hands in the first place.
A piece of advice: Along with your sandwiches, pack also a small mug to be used for Netilat Yadayim.
In the morning, we alternate. But for bread, we wash each hand three times consecutively. Why the difference?
Contemporary Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This class focuses on the laws associated with the imperative to wash our hands in the morning and its practical application.
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