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No privacy for relations

7 January, 2009

Question:

I will be out of town with my husband and 12 year old daughter when I have to go to the mikva. We are all staying in one hotel room so there will be no relations between me and my husband. Should I still go to the mikva? Or wait the few days until we are back home?


Answer:

It is preferable to immerse on time, even if relations are not possible, in order to permit physical contact such as hugging and kissing. If there are other factors that will make a timely immersion difficult, then you may delay your immersion until you return home.


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