# 2836 Clean as a Whistle

Q. There was no one to blow the shofar after davening a few days ago, so I offered. The available shofar had been used by someone else recently. I used the hand sanitizers liquid to rinse the mouth and inside area of the shofar, but as it does on the hands, it left a layer of oils and moisturizers, that could be felt. Are you yotze the tekios? If that would happen in Rosh Hashana would one be yotze?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that you comply bedieved if the sanitizers liquid was shaken out or wiped out strongly. The Rov recommended to further rinse the shofar with water, since it removes the sanitizers liquid when rinsed properly and then dried correctly.
The Rov advised that some disinfectant alcohol should be also available for such purposes, as it dries away quickly and completely.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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