Washing mouth before Brachos

Washing ones mouth in the morning:[1]

Some have the custom to rinse their mouth in the morning to remove the ririm that is found in the mouth, in order to bless the Almighty G-d with holiness and purity. [The Chabad custom is to rinse the mouth prior to reciting the morning blessings.[2] Thus prior to reciting the blessing over the morning washing one is to rinse his mouth. Some have the custom to rinse the mouth two to three times.[3]]

Fast days:[4] On a public fast day one does not rinse his mouth in the morning. [If however this is causing one discomfort he may be lenient to rinse his mouth.[5]]



[1] Kama 4/17; Michaber 4/17

[2] Sefer Haminhagim p. 4 [English]; Shaareiy Halacha Uminhag 1/3 as a directive of the Rebbe Rashab

[3] Emek Habracha brought in Shaareiy Halacha Uminhag ibid

[4] Michaber 567/3; Sefer Haminhagim p. 4 [English]; Ketzos Hashulchan 2 footnote 25 in name of Aterez Zikeinim

[5] M”B 567/11


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