No bathtub at home
5 September, 2012
If a woman lives in an apartment with no bathtub and prefers to prepare at home, is she required to sit in the bath at the mikva if she has already prepared using a shower and feels totally hatzitza free?
Taking a long hot or warm shower is sufficient for chafifah as long as you take care to do your preparations thoroughly and not rush through them. You do not need to sit in the bath at the mikvah if your chafifah at home was thorough. You should, however, briefly rinse off in the shower at the mikvah, comb your hair through, and check your body for chatzitzot before immersing.
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