Everyone washes their hands from a vessel. Rings, watches and bracelets should be removed so that the whole hand including the wrist is washed. The water is poured over the hands. There are different customs; one is to pour water one hand thrice, and the other hand thrice again. The prayer for the washing of the hands is not said.
There is a custom for two young children to wash the hands of those seated around the table by bringing the water to them.Last modified on 18 February 2013, at 13:02