Maïm Aharonim

In Judaism we wash our hands quite frequently and for different reasons. One of the times when we wash our hands is following a meal. This specific hand washing is called Mayim Achronim, or “Final Waters”, because it is after the meal. The reason given is to avoid getting salt in the eyes. When we wash our hands at this point, most people use a special Mayim Achronim cup and basin set put aside for this purpose.

The Mayim Achronim set consists of a cup and a basin with which to wash the hands. The cup may be as simple as a Washing Cup and the basin may be a plastic bowl. There is no requirement for a fancy cup and bowl. However, since Jews typically try to beautify commandments and their performance, there are fancy and elaborate Mayim Achronim cups and basins.

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In Judaism we wash our hands quite frequently and for different reasons. One of the times when we wash our hands is following a meal. This specific hand washing is called Mayim Achronim, or “Final Waters”, because it is after the meal. The reason given is to avoid getting salt in the eyes. When we wash our hands at this point, most people use a special Mayim Achronim cup and basin set put aside for this purpose.

The Mayim Achronim set consists of a cup and a basin with which to wash the hands. The cup may be as simple as a Washing Cup and the basin may be a plastic bowl. There is no requirement for a fancy cup and bowl. However, since Jews typically try to beautify commandments and their performance, there are fancy and elaborate Mayim Achronim cups and basins.

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