Saturday, December 14, 2013

Using a faucet to wash one's hands ritually


For the ritual washing performed in the morning or before eating bread, the water must be poured on to the hands by human action. Opening a tap from a barrel or urn is considered human action. There is debate regarding a faucet from a water pipe, though, because the water must be poured from a keli [vessel], and it is not clear that the faucet suffices.

(Ishei Yisrael 2:8 and footnotes there)

Have a great day,

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