1,055. A Nocturnal Emission

151:4 At the nighttime meal, one should not eat or drink excessively, nor should he eat or drink things that heat up a person, like fatty meat, dairy products, eggs or garlic. All of these things can lead a person to sin.

151:5 If a man has a nocturnal emission, upon awakening, he should wash his hands and recite the following prayer with sincerity: “Master of the universe, this happened unintentionally because of bad thoughts and bad intentions. Therefore, may it be Your will, Hashem  my G-d and G-d of my fathers, to erase this sin with Your many mercies and to save me from future bad thoughts and similar things forever. Amen, so may it be Your will.”

Relief for the Jewish Community of Houston - Donate Now