Halacha Yomi: February 25 2018

היוצא מבית הכסא – one who leaves the bathroom (outhouse) must wash their hands, even if they did not enter the bathroom for personal needs. However there is a discussion in the poskim as to whether our modern-day bathrooms have this halacha. Therefore, in our bathrooms which are usually clean and many of them are used for other purposes such as brushing teeth, storing medicine and hair accessories, one does not need to wash their hands after leaving without using the toilet. However, if one is going to recite a bracha or learn it is advisable to wash or at least wipe their hands on something before doing so.