Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quick question

If the Rabbis had known then what we know now, would they have made the washing of the hands with soap following a visit to the lavatory mandatory?

As is my usual wont, I merely inquire.

19 comments:

Menashe said...

I think they would have assered those disgusting shisselach that sit tauntingly outside a bathroom without a drop of soap in sight.

Leo de Toot said...

Dear Mr. R.S.
Maybe they did?
I vaguely remember a Professor of Bacteriology stating that a good hand washing just with water following a bathroom visit removed most (> 95%?) of harmful organisms. Soap does not necessarily take care of the remaining few percent and, despite enthusiastic advertising, most likely does not do more than provide a nice "clean" smell. This might be something your readers might be interested in researching further (do I hear "wiki"?). Most importantly, he stressed a "good" hand washing - merely waving a finger or two at the running water does not suffice. Supporting germaphobes everywhere, Leo de T.

CA said...

Everyone knows that gematria of klipah and gematria of bacteria are the same.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

If the rabbis knew then what we knew now they would have left out some of the wackier aggadita that people take literally.

e said...

Menashe: You means kvarts.

sarabonne said...

Maybe.

Menashe said...

Maybe indeed.

The Real Shliach said...

Menashe: Maybe.

LdT: Hmm, interesting.

CA: Oh yes?

Modeh: Maybe they did leave shtuff out?

thats what she said...

what do we know now that the rabbis didnt know?

The Real Shliach said...

Lots.

thats what she said...

so your saying when you know alot of things you start washing your hands with soap, it doesnt sound very logical

The Real Shliach said...

Of course it's logical. Once you find out that certain things are beneficial to you, you start doing them.

sarabonne said...

The name "thats what she said" keeps throwing me off.

thats what she said...

i thought its a cool name, ill go back to normal soon

thats what she said...

anyway the washing of hands is not for cleanliness, as you know.

who said said...

sure it is, spiritual cleanliness.

your mom said... said...

Let me see those fingernails...

let's try that again: your mom said...

Let me see those fingernails...

we all said...

i dont have any fingernails, i traded them on level two for a rocket launcher