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1,107. Are Lice a Chatzitzah?
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161:18 A woman should not immerse with dust on her feet. If she did, and if that was thin dust that would be washed away by the water, the immersion is still valid. 161:19 Lice and fleas do not typically stick to the body. The water reaches these places and they are not a chatzitzah. […]
1,106. Eyes, Nose, Ears
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161:16 The woman immersing should not close her eyes too tightly because doing this forms folds. She likewise shouldn’t open them too widely. Rather, she should close them loosely. 161:17 She must remove the mucus from inside her nose but what is higher up is not a chatzitzah. She must likewise clean her ears. Some […]
1,105. How to Stand in the Mikvah
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161:14 A woman should not immerse standing upright because there are places on her body that become concealed by doing this. She also shouldn’t bend over too much so that part of her body press against one another. Rather, she should bend over slightly so that her genitals are exposed, the way one stands when […]
1,104. Being Supported by Another Woman
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161:12 Another woman may not the one who is immersing because the water won’t reach the place where she is holding her. In an extenuating case of need, the friend should first immerse her hands in the mikvah and then hold the one immersing. She may not do so with a tight grip buy with […]
1,103. Cleaning the Teeth
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161:10 A woman must clean her teeth before immersing in a mikvah because it’s common to find particles of food in the teeth. If she immersed and found something between or stuck to her teeth, the immersion is invalid. Some women have the practice not to eat meat on the day they go to the […]
1,102. Nails, Jewelry
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161:8 There are a variety of issues when it comes to dirt under the nails. The accepted practice is therefore to cut the nails of the hands and feet before immersion in the mikvah, taking care to dispose of them properly. If the woman forgot to cut her nails before Shabbos or yom tov, some […]
1,101. Dye
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161:6 Ink, milk, honey, and the syrup of figs, berries and carob are chatzitzos (interpositions) when dry but not when moist . Other fruit syrups are a chatzitzah even when moist; the same is true of blood. 161:7 Cosmetics that women use on their faces, hands and hair is not a chatzitzah. Similarly, if a […]
1,100. A Bandage
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161:4 A bandage on a wound is a chatzitzah (interposition), as is a plaster that one puts on for three or four months and that later falls off by itself. During that time, it’s impossible to remove without taking some skin off with it. Even if the woman says she’s used to it and it […]
1,099. Wounds
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161:2 Mucus on the outside of the eye is an interposition (chatzitzah) even when it’s moist. Mucus in the eye is not a chatzitzah when moist but it is when dry. 161:3 Dried blood on a wound is a chatzitzah but the lymph fluid that is inside it isn’t. If this fluid comes out, it […]
1,098. Chatzitzos
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160:6 In a place where the practice is for women to immerse after Shabbos or yom tov, a Torah authority must be consulted regarding when to perform the chafifah. 161:1 The woman must immerse her entire body – including all her hair – at one time. Therefore, she must check very carefully that there isn’t […]