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What is Modeh Ani?

“Modeh Ani” is a short prayer of thanksgiving in which we thank G-d for returning our souls to us in the morning. It is recited as...

What is the purpose of life?

The Short Answer: To create heaven on earth. The Askmoses Answer: Big Questions By asking the question "What is the purpose of life?" we have...

Why is the Modeh Ani recited before the morning hand washing?

“Modeh Ani”, in which we thank G-d for returning our souls to us in the morning, is recited as soon as we open our eyes, while...

Obsessive Compulsive

Happens all the time. Guests sampling our Shabbos hospitality for the first time are welcomed in, set at ease, invited to the table to hear kiddush and...

What is the mystical significance of the morning hand-washing?

“The Torah speaks of the Supernal and merely alludes to the Physical.” This is true not only with Mitzvahs which are of Torah origin, but even...

What is the exact procedure for the morning hand-washing?

– Upon awakening in the morning, one is not supposed to walk even four cubits (approx. 6 ft.) before Netilat Yadayim (ritual hand-washing). It...

Why does one wait until after the hands are washed before reciting the blessing?

Although in general blessings are recited before actually performing a Mitzvah (e.g. before putting on Tefillin, before lighting the Chanukah candles), the...

Why the difference between the morning hand washing, and before eating bread?

In order to answer your question it is necessary to examine the reason we wash our hands in the morning and the reason we wash our hands before we eat...

Why do we ritually wash our hands in the morning?

There are three explanations why the rabbis instituted to wash our hands when we wake up in the morning: a. We assume that the hands, which are always...