n. Ritual hand-washing before saying the prayer after a meal.
Pass around the Mayim Achronim Vasser (small laver and dish) before bentching (blessing after the meal).
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. מים אחרונים máyim akharoním 'after (meal) water', Yiddish/Ashkenazi pronuciation màyim-akhróynim
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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