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Touching Garbage Before Davening

Other than private body parts what else exactly can you NOT touch after washing and before davening? Can you touch the floor to pick something up? Throw away ‘clean’ garbage, ie. milk cartons, Kleenex…. what exactly is forbidden to touch? Thanks!


Anything that doesn’t actually soil your hands is permitted to touch. There is thus no problem in touching milk cartons, clean garbage, and so on.

One must not touch covered body parts, and one should also be careful not to touch shoes (especially if dirty), but otherwise there are no special restrictions beyond what can be generally considered ‘respectful’.

Best wishes.

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