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A right handed individual with an amputated left hand (but intact forearm and biceps) has been wearing his tefilin over the left side without a bracha as per the Rema in OH 27.1. If he undergoes a left hand transplant would he go back to making a bracha?

If he is a Cohen can he go back to doing nesiat kapyim?

Many thanks


Yes, once a limb or organ is attached or implanted into a person’s body, it becomes part of him as all other limbs and organs, and the halacha recognizes it as such.

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