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Iyyar 15, 5768

Pouring underhanded


Various Rabbis

Question:
I was told never to pour a drink to someone with the underhand, but always overhand. Supposedly when doing a Tahara on a Mes they pour the water holding the pitcher with the palm up, not down. Can you shed any light on this subject? Is it a superstition? Is Tahara done in the underhand manner?

Answer:
When pouring the water for the Tahara of a body one pours underhand, therefore one should not pour in this way. (Answered by Rabbi Ya'akov Ruza)

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