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Moch after early afternoon hefsek

26 November, 2015

Question:

I am supposed to do a hefsek tahara and moch this Wednesday evening. However the only time that I can check is early in the afternoon. When am I supposed to do a moch? I am not able to put it in 20 minutes before sunset only more than an hour before. Do I have to leave it in for that long?


Answer:

In this case, you should perform your hefsek taharah properly when you have time to do so in the early afternoon.  You should then change to whites, but should not insert a moch dachuk at that point.

If you can, just prior to sunset, you should insert a moch dachuk, rotating the cloth on insertion so that it functions as a supplementary hefsek taharah.  If you cannot manage this, you may omit the moch dachuk this cycle.


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