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Mikveh night on Tisha B’Av

21 July, 2004

Question:

My 7 clean days end on the night tisha b'av begins.
Do I skip the mikveh on tisha b'av night?
Should I go on the night we break our fast or the following night?


Answer:

You do not use the mikveh on the night of Tisha B'Av; in fact, it will be closed that night. You should immerse the night you break your fast. Since you will already have finished counting the seven clean days on Tisha B'Av night, you do not have to wear white underwear or do additional bedikot on the day of Tisha B'Av.

See Preparing for mikveh after Tisha B'Av for more information about this situation.


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