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Answer to the second part: The Yeshiva World says: Talking Many people have a habit of talking while in the bathroom (even when one is not actually “using the toilet”). However, this practice is forbidden. Many poskim maintain that talking in the bathroom is not allowed if it is not a great tzorech when one is not using the toilet.[10] Some ...


Rav David Yosef (Halacha Berurah 7:3) is lenient to not require koach gavra or a kli (however he says that one one who is machmir to use one should be blessed). He also mentions (ad. loc.) that it's sufficient to wash each hand once, but it's appropriate to be machmir and wash 3 times alternating. The language that he uses to describe this chumra seems (to ...


Perhaps it is futile, but considering that there is no real source to wash one's hand three times after leaving the bathroom, there is probably nothing lost. Once is enough. At best some achronim, Reb Yaakov Kaminetsky in the Emes Liyaakov on Shulchan Aruch comes to mind, say washing three times after the bathroom is a nice thing to do.

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