HaMotzi: Being Touched by Unwashed Hands

Situation Someone who has not yet washed touches your hand after you have washed your hands, said al netilat yadayim, and dried your hands.
Status
  • If his/her hand is dry, there is no problem of transferring impurity.
  • If his/her hand is wet, this may have transferred ritual impurity to your hand.
What To Do
  • If his/her hand is wet, touch a normally covered part of your body and then rewash your hands and say the blessing on washing hands.
    Note If you have already said ha'motzi, don't repeat the ha'motzi blessing.
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