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Coronavirus: Segulah immersion

16 March, 2020


I’m pregnant, and was planning on going to the mikveh in my ninth month, as a segulah. What do I do now with all the Coronavirus stuff? Is it safe?


Physician permitting, immersing in a mikveh adhering to health guidelines should be safe. Even so, in order to prevent unnecessary crowding at the mikveh, it would be best at this time for women who are not halachically required to immerse to refrain from doing so. Because there is no halachic requirement to immerse in the ninth month of pregnancy, we recommend that you not immerse at this juncture.

Separating challah during the ninth month of pregnancy is an alternate segulah for an easy birth.

As always, tefillah is the ultimate segulah. You can include in your prayers wishes for the refu’ah sheleimah of those afflicted by the virus, too.

Be-sha’ah tovah!

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