Long nails for wedding?
20 March, 2007
I am a kallah and would like to know if I definitely need to cut my nails before my first time using a mikvah. I would like to grow out my nails a little bit for the wedding, which is why I am asking the question.
Mazal tov on your upcoming wedding!
The halacha states that nails have to be clean (no dirt underneath) and without hangnails. The custom is to shorten them in order to make cleaning easier. However, you may immerse with long nails on condition that they can be perfectly cleaned despite their length.
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