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Morning Netilat Yadayim - Rabbinic or Biblical?

Ramban (Nachmanides) writes in his commentary on the pasuk "You shall be holy": It is with reference to these and similar matters that this general commandment [Ye shall be holy] is ...
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Morning Netilat Yadayim - Rabbinic or Biblical?

Mishneh Torah, Brachos, chapter 11; halacha 3: "Similarly, with regard to all the Rabbinic mitzvot - both the mitzvot that the Rabbis established as obligations - e.g., reading the megillah, ...
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Wearing gloves while dealing with food

I’d like to offer a few disparate halachos in the Mishnah Berura to conclude with an answer to this question. Background: Not washing netilas yadayim in the morning causes a problem to touch certain ...
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Are hands rendered tumah if water flowed down after second or third pour?

According to the Chayei Adam, the tumah of the morning only applies to the fingers (C.A. 2:1) so water originating above that point won't bring tumah down to the fingers.
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Consumption of Foods and Liquids Touched By One Who Didn’t Do Morning Netilat Yadayim

In regards to question 2: MB 4:14 יד) מפסיד השכר - ואם נגע במאכל קודם שנטל ידיו אין לאסור המאכל עי"ז אבל לכתחילה מאוד יש ליזהר שלא ליגע אז בשום מאכל ואם נגע באוכל ידיחנו ג"פ. וכן אין לשתות ...
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Morning Netilat Yadayim - Rabbinic or Biblical?

Netilath yadayim in the morning as a preparation for prayer is derabanan (rabbinic). The Talmudic source for it is the statement of R. Yohanan (and R. Yohanan as cited by R. Hiyya b. Abba) in ...
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60 breaths while sleeping

It is a combination of both. In Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 4:16 it relates that this was the practise of Dovid HaMelech. It writes there: דוד היה נזהר שלא לישן שיתין נשמין (פירוש ששים נשימות) כדי ...
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Touching the hands of a Jew who didn't wash netilat yadayim in the morning

In addition to the כף החיים, the שו"ת לב חיים (ח"א סימן ס"ה) and the בו איש חי (תולדות י"ב) also say that if one touches someone's hands that didn't wash his hands, one should wash ...
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Touching the hands of a Jew who didn't wash netilat yadayim in the morning

Caf Hachayim OC 2.4 SQ 17 (יז) מי שנטל ידיו, ואחר כך נגע בידיו של אחר שלא נטל ידיו, צריך לחזור וליטול פעם ב'. רוח חיים שם אות ו', וכן כתב בן איש חי שם אות י"ב בשם לב חיים סימן ס"ה. ‏ One ...
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