No tub at home, Shabbat immersion
2 January, 2017
If I have to go to the mikve on Friday night and I don’t have a bathtub to get ready at home before shabbos, can I just take a shower?
Yes. The usual custom is to soak in the bath. However, a shower is acceptable for mikveh preparation if there is a need or strong preference — as in your case, where a bathtub isn’t readily available. You should take a long thorough shower, making sure that water reaches all folds of the body.
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