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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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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.
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