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Making up bedikah after sunset

5 November, 2009

Question:

If I forgot to do my bedikah on day 3 of my 7 days (I only do 1 bedikah a day) and I realized 5 minutes after sunset. should I still do a bedikah since its not yet tzeis?


Answer:

A bedikah performed after sunset is too late and does not count towards your shivah neki'im, so if you missed sunset there is no need to perform a bedikah even if it not yet tzeit hakochavim (nightfall). However, your clean days are still valid and you may continue your original count. While one should perform bedikot every day throughout the seven clean days, as long as a bedikah was performed on day one and day seven, the clean days are valid and you may immerse.


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