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28 May, 2006


Hi. Thank you so much for a wonderfully informative website!
I have a quick question.
I performed a Hefsek Tahara which was clean and then inserted a Moch. I got distracted by my baby after that and forgot it was there until I was in the shower half an hour later. Was the moch invalid because I had a shower while it was in? When I took it out later on it came out clean but was wet. Do I have to do a new hefsek?


Your hefsek taharah was valid, especially given that the moch dachuk was inserted prior to your shower and would have shown bleeding had there been any.

We gather that, in the future, you’ll be careful not to take a shower before removing the moch dachuk.  In truth, whenever possible, it is best to bathe or shower prior to the hefsek taharah.

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