Askmoses-A Jews Resource
Is there any significance to the four species, besides the unity thing?
Browse our archives

The Scholar is ready to answer your question. Click the button below to chat now.


Scholar Online:

Type in your question here:

Click the button below to either CHAT LIVE with an AskMoses Scholar now - or - leave a message if no Scholar is currently online.

CHAT or LEAVE A MESSAGE

How do I wash Mayim Acharonim?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

Library » Daily Life » Eating | Subscribe | What is RSS?


PRINT EMAIL COMMENT

– Water is poured once on the fingers of each hand. The waters should reach at least the second joint of the fingers (the joint closest to the knuckles) – for that is the area which becomes dirtiest during the meal. The fingers should be pointed (slightly) downwards during the washing.


– Chabad custom is to wipe the lips of the mouth with the still-moist fingers.


– Birkat Hamazon should immediately follow Mayim Acharonim, without any interruption. It is, however, permitted to utter two or three words between Mayim Acharonim and Birkat Hamazon.


See also Why do we wash our fingertips before Grace after Meals?


ADD A COMMENT

Please email me when new comments are posted (you must be  logged in).
Chabad
Chabad, an acronym for Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding, is the name of a Chassidic Group founded in the 1770s. Two of the most fundamental teachings of Chabad are the intellectual pursuit of understanding the divine and the willingness to help every Jew who has a spiritual or material need.
Birkat Hamazon
Grace after Meals. A Biblically mandated prayer, consisting of four blessings, recited after eating more than an ounce of bread.