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"Netilat Yadayim" means "hand washing" HAND WASHING PRAYERS

Hand washing cannot be performed in a bathroom with a toilet bowl , prefer to use kitchen!


“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: when they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD: so they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.”. Exodus‬ ‭30:17-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬


This blessing is performed several times throughout the day, It is not intended to "clean" your hands therefore your hands should be cleaned prior to performing the ritual. While there are times when the ritual is performed but the actual blessing is not recited we will cover the most essential.

"Netilat Yadayim" pitchers are vessels which have 2 handles can be purchased in any Judaica store, basins can be made of anything plastics, ceramics, or metals, as long as it is not cracked. When one is not available any cup can be used as long as it is designated only for this purpose ______________________________________


“Origins of Netilat Yadayim

The tradition of netilat yadayim prior to eating bread originated with the rabbis of the Talmud. It derives from various practices concerning ritual impurity from when the ancient Templestood in Jerusalem. The priests who performed the temple rituals were given gifts of oil, wine and wheat that could be eaten only after ritual washing. For various reasons, the ancient rabbis extended this practice to all Jews before eating meals. Some sources suggest that the practice was instituted so the Temple’s washing ritual would not be forgotten.


Whatever the reason, the practice, incumbent upon both men and women, was established by talmudic times and later included in the medieval codes of Jewish law.


Some passages in the Talmud indicate that failing to wash hands before a meal is a significant transgression. One talmudic sage even says that eating bread without washing is tantamount to having sex with a prostitute, while another says that acting contemptuously toward this ritual causes one to be uprooted from the world.” ‘My Jewish Learning’

BEFORE FOOD and UPON WAKING

1-Hold vessel with RIGHT hand while filling with water 2-Pass to LEFT hand

3-Pour onto RIGHT hand THREE times

4-Pass back to RIGHT hand

5-Pour on LEFT hand THREE times

6-Recite "netilat yadayim"

7-Dry hands (when before bread do not speak until reciting bread blessing)


AFTER RESTROOM

1-Hold vessel with RIGHT hand while filling with water 2-Pass to LEFT hand

3-Pour ONCE on RIGHT hand

4-Pass back pouring ONCE on each hand until each hand was poured THREE times ONE at a time

5-Recite blessing

6-Dry hands

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"BORUCH A-TAH ADONOY ELOHEY-NU MELECH HA-OLAM ASHER KIDESHANU BE-MITZVOSOV VITZIE-VONU AL NETILAT YADAYIM"Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the washing of the hands!


Prayers
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with Your commandments, and commanded us concerning the washing of the hands.






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