Using Restroom Without Water


If you relieve yourself far from a fresh water source (such as in a port-a-pot), and cannot wash your hands for a while, do you recite Asher Yatzar immediately after, even though you did not wash your hands? Or do you wait until you find a water source? And if you reach a water source a substantial amount of time later, do you recite Asher Yatzar then, or do you skip it altogether?



  1. The correct thing to do is to wipe your hands on something natural like stone or wood, and then to wait until you find water to wash your hands with. It is permissible to recite Asher Yatzar the whole time until you need the bathroom again.

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