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Halacha - Negel Vasser
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

 

The Mishna Berura states that Halacha permits it, but one should be very careful to avoid this situation. Other Seforim suggest the food should be discarded, primarily for reasons based upon Kabbalah.

posted:2012-07-05 12:23:23  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Asher Yotsar, Al Netilas Yadayim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: Before Alos HaShachar it is not necessary to wash at all. Any time you intend to go back to sleep, you should not say a Beracha on washing.
posted:2012-04-29 02:06:07  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - what do we mean by "bathroom"?
Submitted by renee  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: The "bathroom" that requires washing is the room containing the toilet.
posted:2011-06-17 11:20:24  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - negel vasser
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: According to most opinions one must also wash after biting the nails, however one who is lenient does have sources to rely on.
posted:2009-08-30 14:54:18  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Hand washing
Submitted by Ryan  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer: When waking in the morning one must wash with water 3 times on each hand alternating hands because or ruach ra. For all the other things you mention it is preferable to wash with water for cleanliness in any manner, but if water is not convenient wiping the hands will suffice.
posted:2009-06-09 22:43:29  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - amein
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

If one has already said the beracha of al netilas yadayim on his own washing he may answer amein to someone else's al netilas yadayim. It is not considered an interruption between washing and hamotzi, because it is relevant to the washing. However if you washed but did not say the beracha yet many hold that you may not answer and that no delay at all is permitted between fulfilling a mitzva and saying the beracha on the mitzva.

posted:2009-02-21 20:37:00  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - holy cup
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

A relatively small hole on a washing cup will render it invalid. The minimum size is large enough to allow water to enter the cup from outside, which is slightly bigger than the size of a hole that would cause water to drip out from inside the cup.

The minimum size for a washing cup to be acceptable is one revi'is, which is equivalent to 86cc or 3 oz. Larger than this is certainly preferable.

Nat all cups are valid, there are many details in these halachos which are outside the scope of this forum.

posted:2009-02-08 01:00:53  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Davar She'Tibulo Ba'mashkeh
Submitted by Gabi L  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

While it would seem that there is no problem to talk since we do not say a beracha on wet vegetables, it is not that simple. There are some Poskim who say that the Gemora's rule of making a beracha immediately after washing would apply in this case to the beracha of borei pri ha'adama which should be said without any interruption after the washing. One should try to be careful for this opinion.

posted:2009-02-01 17:32:10  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Order of Netilas Yadaim Upon Waking
Submitted by Rachel  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Upon rising one should say Modeh Ani, wash 6 or 8 times w/o a beracha and use the restroom, as you mentioned. After the restroom one washes again 6 times with a beracha if you intend to daven Shacharis immediately, but otherwise it is sufficient to rinse the hands now and wash them again with a beracha later when you are ready to daven. Reishis Chochma is not usually recited by adults, but follow your own minhag.

posted:2009-01-27 23:11:14  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - wet fruit
Submitted by A.R.  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

You are correct. The overwhelming consensus of the Poskim is that one must wash for wet foods. However since there are a number of Rishonim who write that this washing only applied when people were careful to keep themselves tahor, we do not say a beracha and consider this a safek berachos l'hakel, even though one should certainly follow the majority opinion to wash. The Vilna Gaon even held that a beracha should be recited.

While it is not fair to say that no one ever washes, because this is the source of Urchatz at the Pesach Seder, it certainly is not nearly as common as it should be. Some explanations given are that if one eats a wet food with a utensil and does not touch it with his fingers, and it is normal to eat this food in that manner, it is not necessary to wash. As a side point, this is one problem with the minhag of some to use boiled potato for Karpas. Additionally, if the food is smaller than a kezayis there are opinions that one need not wash. Mishna Berura is lenient on this in the first edition, but in a later print he added in the margin that he changed his mind and writes that one should wash.

posted:2009-01-26 23:12:41  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Mayim Acharonim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

Shulchan Aruch writes that mayim achronim is an "obligation" and some Seforim say it is dangerous to be lax in washing. The reasons given for mayim achronim are that one may have residual "salt of Sodom" on his fingers that could end up in his eyes and cause blindness, to have clean hands for benching, and Kabbala. The first two reasons do not apply today to one who eats with a fork, and therefore many are lenient, although if ones hands are soiled it is definitely an obligation.

Regarding washing the mouth; on the one hand one should also clean his face from any residue of food before benching, but the water from mayim achronim has a ruach ra on it which can be dangerous. Therefore, the Ben Ish Chai writes that one should not wipe his lips with fingers wet from mayim achronim, but Rashi implies that it is permitted and the Kesav Sofer explains that the ruach ra only enters the water when it drips into a receptacle and not while it is on the finger, which also explains why we do not necessarily dry our hands.

posted:2009-01-25 13:42:50  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - hand washing
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

It's not necessary. A Baby's feet do not perspire and he also does not walk on soiled places.

posted:2008-12-01 15:45:16  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - 3 times w/kli
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
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Answer:

There are two general reasons in Halacha for washing one's hands, either for cleanliness or ruach ra'a. Things that contain an element of ruach ra'a obligate washing three times with a kli, while for things that merely make the hands dirty any method that cleans them is satisfactory. Relieving ones self in the bathroom and touching covered parts of the body are considered to be an in-between state and there is a machlokes what should be done. The Mishna Berura is lenient, while many Poskim and the common minhag is to wash 3 times with a kli. It should be pointed out that this only applies to modern, clean bathrooms. An outhouse would obligate washing the hand properly according to all opinions.

posted:2008-11-22 22:29:05  (0) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - covering negel vasser at night
Submitted by Aharon Subar  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

The Tur and Shulchan Aruch write that one should neither drink nor wash with water that was left uncovered for a period of time out of concern that a snake may have sipped from the water and left behind some venom that would be dangerous to the person who comes in contact with it. However, many Poskim are lenient completely with the issue of uncovered water and even permit drinking it, while others differentiate between drinking and washing. Since there are respected opinions on both sides and the minhag is to be lenient, it is not necessary in general to cover the nagel vasser. However, in a place where snakes are common it should be kept covered.

posted:2008-11-05 00:20:05  (2) comments   email to a friend


Halacha - Netilas Yadayim
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question:
Answer:

For morning nagel vasser and after the bathroom, you should wash as much as possible and you still say a beracha even if you can't wash your entire hand. Regarding washing to eat bread, the splint has the same Halacha as a bandage as answered previously under Halacha:Netilas Yadayim.

posted:2008-08-22 06:29:59  (0) comments   email to a friend


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