Netilat yadaim-Kav HaYashar chapter 13 says 3 times wash the right hand/and 4th time to remove the water-3 times wash the left hand and 4th time to remove defiled water.Others say to wash 3 times alternating between right and left hands. What is right? Before Birkat Hamazon # times left hand and 3 times the right hand (Ha Yashar); others say to wash 3 times right hand than left 3 times. Mayim achoranim? Your view please. Last question,: hen you and your fellow judges need a tefillin Rashi or Tam, where do you buy kosher mehadrin tefilin,can you provide contact info?Todah.

Answer:

Both the options you mention for netilas yadayim are acceptable, although the common custom is to wash alternate hands. The hands need to be washed three times each–the fourth is a chumra, an added stringency, and not the strict halachah.

For mayim acharonim, it is sufficient to wash the last finger joints with a little water, although according to the Vilna Gaon, one should use a full revi’is of water, and do a kosher netilah (once on each hand is sufficient), other authorities do not mention this stringency, and write that a little water is enough, provided it cleans the hands (siman 181).

Concerning the tefillin, I will bl’n answer privately.

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