Drinking restrictions-Not to drink water you bathed or washed with

Not to drink water you bathed in:[1]

Drinking left over water from bathing causes a person to forget his Torah learning. [Some Poskim[2] leave in question whether this applies likewise to water used to wash one’s hands in the morning and for bread. However, from other Poskim[3] it is evident that this applies even to the water of Netilas Yadayim. If one pours some of the water out from the water which was used for bathing, then it no longer carries a danger of memory loss.[4] Accordingly, one who washed his hands using a bottle of water, should seemingly not drink the remaining water until he spills out some of it.]


[1] Horiyos 13b; Hagahos Rebbe Akiva Eiger 2:3; Aruch Hashulchan 2:5; Ben Ish Chaiy Pinchas 2:17; Kaf Hachaim Falagi 24:44; Kaf Hachaim O.C. 157:28; Y.D. 116:168; Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 49:1

[2] Hagahos Yaavetz; Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 49:2

[3] Sefer Zikaron 12; Teshuvos Hageonim 276

[4] Chazon Ish, brought in Sefer Zikaron 2:12; Shulchan Chaiy 76; Sefer Shemiras Haguf Vihanefesh [Lerner] 49:3

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