Washing on Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Please note that this is not an official responsum of the CJLS.

Do the restrictions on washing hands, etc.. during Yom Kippur apply this year, considering the benefits of hygiene in slowing the spread of COVID-19?

They do not. Washing/sanitizing hands is not only permitted, but required in most circumstances.

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