Monday, January 12, 2009

Halocho #246 - Why do we wash Negel Vasser every morning?

Upon awakening one should wash ones hands from a cup, alternating between the right and left hand until each hand is washed 3 times.
Two reasons are given:
- You are starting a new day of serving Hashem; similar to a Cohen who had to wash his hands before serving in the Bet Hamikdash.
- Part of the soul leaves the body when one sleeps, therefore sleeping is considered a mini-death which generates impurity which needs to be washed away.
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 2:1, 3
- Danny 
 Monday, 16 Tevet 5769
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