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Removing makeup on Shabbat

22 June, 2006

Question:

What happens if a woman arrives at the mikveh Friday night, when it's already Shabbat, and discovers she still has some mascara on?


Answer:

The woman should remove the mascara with liquid soap and water.  If she needs warm water, she can use some water from the mikveh itself.  If there is any problem, she should ask the mikveh attendant to contact a rabbi.


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