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Hefsek after lighting Shabbat candles

30 January, 2018

Question:

On Friday, I lit Shabbos candles and then realized I hadn't yet done my hefsek taharah. I did the hefsek taharah before sunset and it came out fine. But I had already taken in Shabbos – is that ok?


Answer:

It is preferable to perform a hefsek taharah before lighting Shabbat candles. However, even if you only remembered to perform the hefsek after candle lighting, it is valid as long as it was performed before sunset.

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