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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 […]
1,097. Mikvah on Friday Night
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160:4 In extenuating circumstances, if it is not possible for the woman to perform chafifah by day, she may do it at night. She must be careful, however, to do a thorough job and not hurry. Similarly, if it’s not possible for her to do so at night, she may do her entire chafifah during […]
1,096. Washing the Hair
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160:2 Chafifah of the hair may not be performed with something that causes the hair to become tangled. The practice is to permit shampoo because it cleans well and doesn’t tangle. 160:3 In a place where there is no bathtub in the mikva and the woman prepares herself at home before going to immerse, she […]
1,095. Preparing for Immersion
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159:10 If a bride saw blood before the wedding, if waiting five days would place the wedding before she goes to the mikvah, and if postponing the wedding isn’t feasible, then she can make a hefsek taharah immediately, before twilight on the day she stopped seeing blood. She counts seven clean days starting on the […]
1,094. Finding a Stain During the Seven Clean Days
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159:8 The self-examinations must be performed by daylight and not by candlelight.  Some are stringent even after the fact that if there wasn’t at least one examination by daylight on the first day and one on the seventh day. 159:9 If the woman found a stain during while counting the clean days, or even if […]
1,093. How to Self-Examine
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159:6 On each day of the seven days of counting, the woman should optimally check herself twice per day, once in the morning and once close to twilight. After the fact, even if she checked herself only once on the first day and once on the seventh day, there is reason to be lenient. This […]
1,091. Difficulty Making a Hefsek Taharah
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159:2 In a case of need, such as if the woman is traveling and doesn’t have even enough water to wash her genital area, it doesn’t matter. In such a case, she should clean herself thoroughly with whatever is available. If she doesn’t have fresh undergarments, she can put on previously-worn underwear so long as […]