Asher Yatzar: more on the previous post

Required reading.

Might use of Asher Yatzar be expanded? Normally, it’s used after going to the bathroom, especially after the first trip to the bathroom in the morning. What if it was used after the full round of morning health routines (drugs, teeth, shower, etc.)?

8 Responses to Asher Yatzar: more on the previous post

  1. Rich January 9, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    Between my hypertension and my family history of ather0sclerosis, I don’t even think of this as a bathroom prayer.

  2. Laura January 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    This is probably a stupid question, but are you really supposed to say it in the bathroom? (I mean, you’re not supposed to say Netilat Yadayim in the bathroom…. []*)

    *(I wish I knew how to embed links.)

    • David A.M. Wilensky January 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

      I dunno about saying netilat yadayim in the bathroom, but you’re supposed to say asher yatzar right after leaving, I think.

      • Rich January 17, 2011 at 12:22 am #

        Yup. The Frum restaurant in town even has it posted so as to be visible on leaving the bathroom.

      • Laura January 19, 2011 at 1:23 am #

        I think I might start saying it. School is going to get interesting.

        • David A.M. Wilensky January 19, 2011 at 11:30 am #

          Whatever. I just mutter it to myself as I leave the bathroom and try not to make eye contact with anyone.

          • Laura January 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

            That’s generally how I go about berachot. But sometimes people want to, like, talk to you. And won’t take no for an answer.

  3. Larry Yudelson January 19, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    It’s pretty specific to the gastro intestinal tract.