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Flying on mikveh night

4 April, 2006

Question:

The night of my mikwe should be next Wednesday, but my husband and I fly to Israel that very night, so it won't be possible. Can I go to the Mikwe Thursday morning or do I have to wait until Thursday night?

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Answer:

Immersion during the day, even on the day following the appropriate night for immersion, is only permitted in a very narrow range of circumstances.  Please write back if there is any additional relevant detail (e.g., problems conceiving).  A conflicting flight is not, in and of itself, basis to immerse during the day.  In this case, you should make arrangements to immerse on Thursday night. 

Depending on the timing and length of your flight, it might be possible to arrange for immersion en route to the airport or immediately upon arrival (if you arrive early enough that night).  Do explore these possibilities, and let us know if we can help with any logistical thinking.

Thank you for your kind words.  We would be thrilled if you would pass on our link to your friends!


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