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Kallah: scheduling clean days

28 April, 2006



My question refers to having a longer period of time than 7 days between the end of bleeding and the day of your wedding. Due to some circumstances, we had to change the date of our wedding after I had already started to regulate my cycle by taking the pill. As it is now, I will be getting my period May 17, and bleeding will stop May 23, and our wedding day is June 8. I know that I will not start my next period until June 13. How does this change the counting of clean days and the day I can immerse in the mikvah? I would like to, if possible, go to the mikvah the day before the wedding.

Thank you so much for your time, this is a wonderful service.


The easiest suggestion is to delay your hefsek taharah by a few days – it does not have to be as soon as you stop bleeding.  Once you perform your hefsek taharah, you will continue on immediately to your clean days and immersion.

Just be sure to make a hefsek taharah on time.  For a daytime immersion on 7 June, you would ideally make a hefsek taharah on 30 May. (For immersion the night of 7 June you would make a hefsek taharah on 31 May.)  We suggest attempting the hefsek taharah one day early as an extra precaution, lest some problem develop.

Note that, so long as your immersion is within four days of your wedding, further bedikot are not required between immersion and the wedding. 

Mazal tov!

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