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Coronavirus: Immersion during clean days?

16 March, 2020

Question:

If you are in your 7 days, and you think your neighborhood will be asked to self-quarantine in the next few days, can you go to the mikvah early and just wait to be with your husband until after the full 7 days?


Answer:

Even in difficult times like these, the seven clean days cannot be shortened, as a matter of Torah law. In order to become tehorah, you need to immerse after you have finished counting the seven clean days. An earlier immersion would not be halachically valid. Let’s hope and pray that you are able to immerse on time and that this crisis passes soon.


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