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Brachot and Shema after relations

9 February, 2009

Question:

Is it true that if there is semen on the sheets then it would be assur to make a bracha or say shema in that room?


Answer:

There is no prohibition regarding saying Kriat Shema or making brachot when there is semen on the sheets. You should wash your hands  after relations before saying a bracha or Shema (ideally pouring water over each hand three times, as you do when waking up in the morning).


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