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Halacha - Answering Amen when in the bathroom
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
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Generally speaking one may not answer Amen in a bathroom. the Rema OC 84:1 rules that Amen may not be said in response to any Beracha in a bathroom. However, in 83:4 provision is made that a bathroom that is intrinsically clean is not subject to the general restrictions on a typical bathroom. Presumably most bathrooms today meet the description of the Gemara and Shulchan Aruch. However, many Poskim debate whether this is necessarily so, and it is recommended to refrain.

posted:2012-02-27 14:12:20