If one sleeps through the night with hands in water must one wash hands for netilat yadayim in the morning?

  • Why do you think that would help regarding the right-left-alternating business?
    – Double AA
    Aug 29, 2016 at 1:11
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    It seems you are trying to come up with a situation where the ruach raah will not happen. However, let's look at a case where one needed to wash after waking up and instead of pouring over them, placed his hands in water. The Shulchan Aruch in siman 4 siff 12 says shaking ones hands in water will help for krias shema and tefila but won't take of ruach raah (that needs pouring specifically). Shaking them in three different waters or in a river is questionable if it helps for ruach raah.
    – user6591
    Aug 29, 2016 at 1:53
  • But i do like the question. It's cute. +1
    – user6591
    Aug 29, 2016 at 1:54
  • @DoubleAA Who said anything about ruach raah? Maybe rikitikitembo is going with the opinions that it is for cleanliness or b'riah chadasha.
    – mevaqesh
    Aug 29, 2016 at 4:03
  • @user6591 ^^^^^^^
    – mevaqesh
    Aug 29, 2016 at 4:03


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