Question: Does mayim achronim apply nowadays? Answer: Yes, according to most authorities, one should be stringent even nowadays to wash mayim achronim. Some are lenient and do not require mayim achronim. If this is one's custom it may be followed. Sources: See Shulchan Aruch O:C 181:1 that mayim achronim is obligatory. However in Seif 10, ibid. he brings the lenient opinion that it is no longer necessary. T ...Read more ›
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