# 3048 Keeping Holy the Holy

Q. I was teaching Maseches Yodayim to a Talmid and we learned about the Halacha that touching Kisvei HaKodesh is M’tamei es HaYodayim. (When touching Holy Scripts. one’s hands will become impure and will require washing).
The boy asked: If one is eating the Purim Seuda and a shaila is raised regarding what is written in the Megilla, and a kosher Megilla is brought to be examined, must those who touched the Megilla wash their hands again before handling bread?
I replied that I did not know, because there seems to be a contradiction in this issue between two places in Bi’ur Halacha [Siman 164:2 where he rules against the Chayei Odom who requires it; Siman 475:1 where he seems to rule like the Shibolei HaLeket that requires it]. The Chazon Ish (Yodayim 7:11) rules that one is not required.
Could Rav Miller make a ruling on this issue?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if one touched a kosher Megila during a seuda, one should lechatchila (on the onset) wash hands again without a brocho.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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