Ritual hand washing. Required before or after certain actions, e.g before eating bread, after waking up, etc.

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Washing after Haircut and modern day blood letting

What are the rules for Washing after Haircuts and or Shaving and or is there a requirement at all? Also after donating blood is there a requirment to Wash hands and or a blood test and is there a ...
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Washing Hands post Funeral

What is the proper way to wash after a Funeral or a visit to the Cemetery?
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Forgot to wash but said hamotzi

If I inadvertantly forget to wash and said the bracha hamotzi, and have just broken the bread, but not eaten yet, what should I do next?
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What do you do if there is no Levi or Bechor to wash the Kohain's hands?

What do you do by Duchaning when there is no Levi or Bechor to wash the Kohain's hands?
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Washing in Less than Ideal Circumstances

We all know that in a perfect world, one would have a sink with a nice big washing cup for Netilas Yadayim. However, what does one do when, for example, one does not have a cup? What if one does not ...
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Sleeping Tumah Transfers

If someone wakes up and touches another object before washing his/her hands, does that object get some level of tumah as well?
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New Al Netilas Yadayim after washing after Defecating During Meal

Should one make a new bracha of al netilas yadayim upon washing his hands after defecating within a meal?
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What are the parameters for washing after excusing one's self in the middle of the meal?

If I recall correctly from Chayei Adam and elsewhere, if you're in the middle of a bread-based meal and excuse yourself to defecate, first of all you should wash with soap and water for hygienic ...
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Washing hands for eating pizza

How many slices are required to make you responsible to wash on Pizza?
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washing your hands and forgetting

If you wash your hands and your mind goes blank and you dont remember if you said a bracha or not. do you make a new one? Do you wash again and then make a new one?