Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Espnaol
  • Francais
Menu

Postponing mikveh to Shabbat for medical reasons

18 September, 2016

Question:

According to my cycle I should immerse on Sunday night. But I had nasal surgery on Wednesday, so my doctor told me I not to go until I see him next Friday. So I have to postpone my mikvah for five days. Can I immerse on Friday night or I should wait till Shabbat ends? Or should I go to mikvah during Friday daytime?


Answer:

You may immerse on Friday night even though it was not your originally scheduled night. You should not immerse on Friday during the daytime, but you may wait until Motzai Shabbat if that night is more convenient for you (and your husband agrees to wait an additional night).

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

Refuah Shleimah!


This internet service does not preclude, override or replace the psak of any rabbinical authority. It is the responsibility of the questioner to inform us of any previous consultation or ruling. As even slight variation in circumstances may have Halachic consequences, views expressed concerning one case may not be applied to other, seemingly similar cases. All health and health-related information contained within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health care professional. The advice is intended to offer a basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider but not individual advice. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user but should not be considered official. Advice for actual medical practice should be obtained from a licensed health care professional.

For further questions or comments: 

The Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Site is a public service of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women. This project and others like it are made possible by contributions from people like you. If you have benefited from the service, and wish to enable us to help others, click here to donate.


Users of Internet filtering services: This site discusses sensitive subjects that some services filter without visual indication. A page that appears 100% complete might actually be missing critical Jewish-law or medical information. To ensure that you view the pages accurately, ask the filtering service to whitelist all pages under yoatzot.org.