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Seder night at in laws

18 March, 2013

Question:

I am scheduled to go to the mikvah on the first Seder night. Can I change it as it will be a tremendous hassle and we will be at my in laws and everyone will have to wait for me?


Answer:

When both husband and wife agree, mikveh immersion may be pushed off by a night or two.  So you may delay your immersion as long as your husband agrees. 

Do note, however, that the seder usually begins well after nightfall.  With a little help, you may well be able to immerse without causing any delay.  Telling your mother-in-law (or another female family member) about your immersion for this purpose is permissible.

Chag kasher vesameach!


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