Rabbi Sacks: An Introduction to the Ritual Hand Washing Before a Meal

Produced by the United Synagogue, an Orthodox British organization committed to helping young adults live observant Jewish lives, this practical video offers an introduction to how and why Jews wash their hands before eating bread. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the previous chief Rabbi of Great Britain, introduces the Netilat Yadayim demonstration and blessing recitation, explaining that this mitzvah helps us prepare ourselves spiritually before eating a meal that includes bread. This is a helpful video for anyone who wants a basic overview of the mitzvah of hand washing before a meal.