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It's Yom Kippur. Mr. Ploni is at home, praying the Amidah prayer with great emotion. He's crying, and his nose is dripping. Although it's a fast day, he wants to lick the snot off his upper lip.
If there's no tissue within arm's reach, may he do so?
If there's lots of tissue within arm's reach, but he wants to save time and/or money, or he prefers not to use a tissue, may he do so?
asked Oct 23, 2013 at 4:48
Aruch Hashulchan 97:3 says he should wipe it on a garment (where it won't be visible outwardly) or collect it in his hand and toss it to the floor behind him.
answered Oct 23, 2013 at 23:16
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One can walk around during the Amida if it is necessary, so the best option is to get a tissue.
answered Oct 23, 2013 at 7:17
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