• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

Netilat Yadayim

Netilat Yadayim

For spiritual reasons Jews wash hands before eating, before prayer, after going to the bathroom, after being in a cemetery and on other occasions. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the mitzvah of netilat yadayim and why it often sets the tone for the mitzvah one either did or is about to do. 

February 10, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Netilat Yadayim: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

The mitzvah to wash our hands before eating bread is well known.

What is less well known is the requirement to wash our hands before eating any food , if that food is not dry. Whether the food is a dill pickle or a cookie dipped in milk we must wash our hands before eating those foods.

This subject, known as the halacha of דבר שטיבולו במשקה- the item immersed in a liquid- is what we will discuss today.

February 17, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Netilat Yadayim: Lesson
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Hello Everyone,

Have you ever wondered why a “natlan”- the  ewer used for נטילת ידים has two handles?

Is it a mere affectation?

In today’s second ( and final) shiur on נטילת ידים we will discuss the concepts that yield our practice of נטילת ידים.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.