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From what I recall of the gemara in Berachos, the issue is that a gentleman will be concerned that urine will get onto his shoes and people might think that he has a physical deformity and they will question the legitimacy of his children. For this reason he might interrupt his stream lest it slow down and get close to his shoes. If he is sitting while ...


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Explicit in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch סימן ד - הנהגת בית הכסא - at the end of Se'if 2: וּלְהַשְׁתִּין, מֻתָּר בְּכָל עִנְיָן. לֹא יִפָּנֶה בִּפְנֵי שׁוּם אָדָם. וַאֲפִלּוּ בִּפְנֵי נָכְרִי, אָסוּר. אֲבָל לְהַשְׁתִּין, מֻתָּר אֲפִלּוּ בַּיּוֹם בִּפְנֵי רַבִּים אִם צָרִיךְ לְכָךְ, מִשּׁוּם דְּאִכָּא סַכָּנָה אִם יַעֲצֹר אֶת עַצְמוֹ. וּמִכָּל מָקוֹם יֵשׁ ...


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Igros Moshe Yoreh Deah 3 siman 47,5 brings from the gemara in Bechoros 44b that it is assur to act with 'tznius' when urinating because of the health risk. He goes on to say though that if it is easy and quick to be more private about it, than it is allowed. He therefore suggests not to use urinals at all, but rather use the full service station being tgat ...



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