Question:

Can one wash their hands in the bathroom? what if there is a wall from ceiling to floor between the toilet and the sink, but still in the same room?

Answer:

B’dieved one may wash their hands in a bathroom, but they should dry them and make the bracha outside. L’chatchila however it has to be halachically considered a different room. If there is only a wall, even if it is from ceiling to floor if it doesn’t have a doorway (tzuras hapesach) meaning a doorpost and the top of the doorway, it is considered the same room.

Sources:

Minchas Yitzchok 4-36, Sharei Teshuva, O:CH 4-1

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4 Responses to “washing hands in bathroom”

  1. I know a lot of frum people who wash their hands in the bathroom when there is a wall, are they mistaking in halacha or there is any room for leniency?

    • First of all, they are yotza if there isn’t another sink there. Besides what do you mean by “a wall”. What does it look like, and is it a halachic divider?

  2. not looking like an entrance just a wall of a specific measurement between the toilet and the sink…

    • So why should that make it a differant room?

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