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Fetching Tissue in Shemoneh Esrei

If someone needs to blow nose during shmonah esrei, and does not have a tissue. Can the person leave his place ,and find a tissue? After which he will return to his place.


No, it is not permitted to walk around in the middle of Shemoneh Esrei, even for the legitimate purpose of blowing one’s nose.

The Mishnah (Berachos 5:1, and poskim who follow) write that even for a serious need (a snake on one’s leg), it is not permitted to walk during Shemoneh Esrei. The Rambam (Tefillah 6:9) writes that one can only walk for purposes of danger.

Blowing one’s nose therefore doesn’t qualify.

Best wishes.

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