Hello. I have a few questions to ask:
1) I’m an Orthodox person, yet I do have a non-Jewish Vietnamese friend (purely platonic). My question is; Is it permissible for her to hold the Havdala candle while I make Havdala? Also, can she drink from the Havdala wine (and Kiddush wine / Challa)?
2) Netilat- yadayim after the toilet – only after the hands were dried, is that correct?
3) If I’m having a shower and I happen to soap my feet – my hands will have “Tumah” on them – can I do netilat-yadayim while undressed in the shower first (without a beracha of course), so that I can than scrub the rest of my body with soap? And do I need to dry my hands after the netilat-yadayim, before continuing to soap the rest of my body?
4) If I eat a fruit, for example an orange and say the beracha ‘borei pri haetz’, and than open the fridge and decide to eat an apple, and after a few minutes I eat a pear – do I need to say ‘bore pri haetz’ on each fruit separately, even tho they are all fruit and the beracha is the same?