Eating meat on day of immersion
5 April, 2006
Can I eat chicken or meat on the day of tevillah if I floss and brush my teeth very thoroughly before tevillah? Thank you very much.
Yes, you may eat chicken or meat if you are sure you floss and brush properly before tevilah. There is a minhag not to eat meat as a precaution, because meat could be stringy and get stuck between your teeth, but even those who keep the minhag will eat meat on Shabbat and Chag (including chol hamoed), and other special occasions.
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