Is one able to shake Lulav and Esrog with gloves on his hands?





חיי״א קמח, י. זכר יהוסף או״ח רכז. שד״ח ד מינים ג, יח. משנ״ב תרנא, לג. שו״ת משנ״ה יא, תקכ. רבבות אפרים א, תכא, כו.

ודנו בזה משום חציצה או בזיון.

וכ״ה גם לגבי שחיטה – ט״ז יו״ד ב. וכן לגבי בדיקת הריאה – כנסת יחזקאל מג. וכן לגבי מילה – חלקת יעקב יו״ד קמא. וכן לגבי כתיבת סת״ם – ראה פת״ש יו״ד רעא, יט.

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Article: Glove-free Mitzvos




Comments (2)

  • Levi September 23, 2020 - 2 years ago

    1. What about for mivtzoim (in and old age home) where they wont allow it otherwise?
    Should it be without a Bracha?

    2. And what kind of cover is better 1) a glove 2) or a disposable cover on the lulav that is also mishamesh the minim by keeping the leaves/esrog fresher?

    Gloves are certainly easier….

    • AskTheRav September 24, 2020 - 2 years ago

      1. Ideally one should just disinfect the Lulav between each person to avoid any problem. If they still don’t agree, and one is faced with no other choice one may have them take it with gloves but a Bracha may not be made.

      2. A glove. There are opinions that maintain that the glove is secondary to the hand and thus isn’t considered a barrier. However, a disposable cover on the Lulavmay not be used according to most opinions.

      ראה שו״ע תרנא, ז. דברי נחמי׳ השלמה לשו״ע רז״ל שם ח ואילך ובקו״א שם.

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