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Why didn't ben-Qattin redesign the Kiyor to have more than 12 spigots?

The Tosfos Yom Tov on this Mishnah, asks a different question, which might be able to shed light on yours. He asks that if there are 12 spigots, you need 12 Amos circumference, so that 12 people can ...
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Netilat Yadayim with public water fountain

The more interesting question is how exactly to use said fountain. (Hopefully you have cup with you.) While you shouldn't do a mitzvah with a stolen object, there is no requirement for the water to be ...
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Netilas Yadayim with Water I touched

The Rema in OC 160:11 says it's not an issue, and most opinions seem to follow that. But the Kaf Hachaim brings from the Imrei Esh that there is room for stringency: וכתב בשם חמיו הגאון מהר"ד ...
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What is the halacha on using netilat yadayim cups for non-hand washing purposes?

The cup used for Netilat Yadayim, even if it is designated - or even created - for the purpose of washing one’s hands, isn't a holy item. As such, one can use it for any purpose. Source here: https://...
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What is the significance of a vessel when washing hands?

I heard in a shiur that the significance of the kos (vessel) is that it represents the difference between chochma (creative intelligence*) and daat (wisdom and knowledge*). The former is likened to ...
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What are klipos that rest on your body when you're asleep?

I heard in a shiur a while ago that what we are discussing is insensitivity to others. Just like the nails are parts of our body that have no feeling and are "dead", so to we can be like ...
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Does sign language count as a Hefsek between Netilas Yadayim and Hamotzei?

There is a popular misconception that the problem with speaking between Netilas Yadayim and Hamotzi is a hefsek. That is not actually true. The problem is hesech hada'as, or being distracted from ...
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