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Why can I not say a b'racha before taking a regular bath at home? I understand, in such a case, a person might be "immodest" and the bathroom is, well, a bathroom. But still, I do feel a similar sense of gratitude for Hashem's creative gifts when I say a b'racha over an apple as I do when I stop and think (especially when I have had a really upsetting day and I'm feeling disconnected from my prayers) "Well, I can certainly be grateful; here I am with clean water and Hashem allows me to partake of it."

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Seems like a duplicate of mi.yodeya.com/q/34155. –  msh210 Dec 29 '13 at 5:17
    
this answer addresses your question, I think! judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33360/… –  Baby Seal Dec 29 '13 at 20:33
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