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Remarrying after menopause

16 February, 2009

Question:

I am getting married for the second time and I am in menopause. I know I have to go to the Mikvah before the wedding, but I was wondering two things: Can I go during the day and what is the earliest day I can go before the wedding?


Answer:

Mazal tov on your upcoming wedding!

Yes, a bride immersing before her wedding is permitted to immerse during the day. Immersion should take place close to the wedding, no more than four days ahead of time.

Note that every bride, even one who is marrying a second time after menopause, needs to perform a hefsek taharah and count shivah neki'im before immersing. Please see our article on Mikveh Immersion Before the Wedding for a more detailed explanation of this halacha. You should omit the moch dachuk, since it may be irritating. If you find the bedikot uncomfortable, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us or with your rabbi about ways to make the process easier.


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