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Showering, taking a bath, cleaning one's body.

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Is a shower curtain enough to create a separate room?

As per here: https://halachayomit.co.il/en/Default.aspx?HalachaID=1751&PageIndex=3 "Obviously, the aforementioned Halacha applies only to a room that houses a bathtub or shower alone; ...
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Wash your hair before you wash your body on erev shabbos

I once heard my rabbi say that you must wash your head with shampoo first before you wash your body with soap in the shower on Erev Shabbos/Yom Tov, but on any other weekday you can choose to do ...
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Tefilin and other prayer articles in a bathhouse

Is one allowed to bring Tefilin into a bathhouse or dressing room if he isn’t wearing them? If not, what if he entered the dressing room while wearing them (which is allowed - OC 45:2), may he leave ...
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Prayer while bathing

Is there anything that would prevent praying while showering/bathing? If so, what is the Torah principle behind the reasoning? For example, is it a question of modesty?
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What males can bathe together?

Some questions on the site relate to restrictions on certain males bathing together: close (male) relatives going to the mikvah together Should men hide ervah from other men according to Bereishith ...
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Chinuch in personal hygiene

Are there any sources (from any period in time as long as they come from a respectable source please) that demonstrates the need to educate one's child in the importance of cleanliness and personal ...
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Order in which to wash face, hands and feet

A halocho sheet given out in my shul says that there is an order to washing (e.g. on Erev Shabbos) – first face then right hand, left hand and finally feet. The source is given as מחזיק ברכה ר״ס, ג. ...
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Showering in the morning

If a person showers right when they wake up, does it remove the impurity from their hands since a shower acts as a mikvah? Or do they still have to do washing from a vessel?
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Can a man go to the mikva on shabbos and yom tov?

Can a man go to the mikva on shabbos and yom tov ? What are the issues involved ? What about a warm mikva ?
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Source for a story about mistakenly thinking Mashiach was here

What is the story in the Gemara or Ein Ya'akov about the guy who ran into the streets when he thought the Mashiach was here, but really it was a wedding ceremony? I can't find it anywhere. The Rosh ...
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Showering after chatzos on Friday the 8th of Av

This year the ninth of Av falls out on Shabbos which means that there are somewhat different laws that are practiced than in a typical year at this time (e.g. the fast is observed on Sunday). With ...
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Can one, under any condition, shower using hot water on the Shabbat?

Is there any situation, bar imminent threat of death, which would allow one to shower with hot water during the Shabbat, using hot water which is heated on the Shabbat, or is it absolutely not allowed?...
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Rav Moshe Feinstein and showers in the nine days

Someone who I would consider reliable enough to be worth checking told me that Rav Moshe Feinstein would send a message to summer camps to ensure that the campers were showering during the 9 days ...
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What if someone likes cold showers?

If someone were to enjoy a cold shower as much as a hot shower, would they have any reason to take a cold shower as opposed to a hot shower during the nine days? If they like cold showers better, ...
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Why was Batsheva bathing on the roof

In 2 Shmuel 11:2 it says that Dovid saw "וַיְהִי לְעֵת הָעֶרֶב וַיָּקָם דָּוִד מֵעַל מִשְׁכָּבוֹ וַיִּתְהַלֵּךְ עַל־גַּג בֵּית־הַמֶּלֶךְ וַיַּרְא אִשָּׁה רֹחֶצֶת מֵעַל הַגָּג וְהָאִשָּׁה טוֹבַת ...
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Showering on Shabbat and removing the chill.

1)If I live in an apartment complex, and I hold cold showers are okay on shabbos. Can I slightly open the hot water faucet in order to remove the chill of the cold water? 2)Since the apartment ...
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Why don't we say Rav Sadiaa Gaon's prayer for before and after baths?

In Rav Sadiaa Gaon's prayer book, he lists a short prayer for before and and after baths. Why isn't that said anymore (I'd assume it was said in his time)? The text I'm referring to can be found here: ...
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Why can I not say a b'racha before taking a regular bath at home? [duplicate]

Why can I not say a b'racha before taking a regular bath at home? I understand, in such a case, a person might be "immodest" and the bathroom is, well, a bathroom. But still, I do feel a similar sense ...
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Why is there no decree against bathing in Chamei Teverya?

Gemara Shabbos says that originally one was allowed to bathe on Shabbos in pre-heated bath-houses. However, (in short) due to the fact that the bath-house directors would violate Shabbos (by heating ...
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Is one allowed to talk in a shower?

While in a shower is one allowed to talk to someone else (not about Torah - "regular" talking)? I understand that talking in a bathroom is normally not permitted. Is a shower the same or different?
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Washing oneself on Erev Shabbos with hot water

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 260) writes that there is a mitzvah to wash one's body on Erev Shabbos with hot water, as seen in Tractate Shabbos 25b. The Biur Halacha writes that one can argue about ...
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Taking a shower after mikveh for men - where is the Ari source that one shouldn't?

A previous question discusses whether men should avoid showering after using the Mikveh. I have heard specifically that the Ari Z"l frowned upon this. Can anyone please quote the source, if one does ...
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Being m'ziah (sweating) individual body parts on Shabbos

If one looks into the Tur Beis Yosef (and Shulchan Aruch) in Orach Chaim 326, you will find the halachos of bathing on Shabbos. The Beis Yosef there points to the gemorah where it outlines the list of ...
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Is the prohibition of swimming during the nine-days because of danger or bathing for pleasure?

Is the prohibition of swimming during the nine days because of an increased danger during the nine days or is it because of the fact that you cant bathe for pleasure during the nine days? Or is it a ...
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If someone has BO and can't smell themselves, may they say blessings?

"Just as one separates oneself from excreta, urine, a foul odor, a corpse and the sight of nakedness for Kri'at Shema, so too, he should separate himself for Shemoneh Esreh". (Rambam. Hilchos Tefillah ...
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Shower or Mikvah on a Fast Day

Are you allowed to take a shower on a fast day, and is it suggested? Once we are talking about bathing, what about going to the Mikvah on a fast day? Does it make a difference if one goes daily, and/...
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Bathing before Shabbos Chazon

To what extent, if any, does the practice of bathing in hot water before Shabbos override the prohibition of bathing during the Nine Days? I ask specifically regarding Ashkenazi practice (I guess for ...
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Taking a Shower during the Nine-Days

What are the parameters for taking a shower during the 9-day period between Rosh Chodesh Av and Tisha Bav? Namely: When is one allowed to? When doing so what water temperature should it be set on? ...
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Taking a Shower after the Mikvah

Is there any problem with taking a shower after dipping in the Mikvah? I once heard there was.
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