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Netilas Yadayim from Bottle

Netilas Yadayim from Bottle

Question:
Is it better to wash Netilas Yadayim from a bottle using less water, or from the tap using more water?
Thanks,

Answer:

It would be preferable to wash from a bottle rather than the tap. While ideally one should wash from a regular cup where the water flows freely, washing from a bottle provides enough uninterrupted flow that makes the Netila valid. Washing from the tap however is a questionable Netila altogether, as it may not qualify as being poured by the person himself – “koach gavra”.

Sources:

Mishna Brura 162:30, Taz ibid. 5, Daas Torah 159:9.

Mishna Brura 159:47, Or Ltzion Vol. 1:16.

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