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Showering the Night Before a Taanis
Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
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Halacha - mikvah immersion
Submitted by mally berger  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I would like to know how early I can take a bath before i go to the mikvah. I have a early chasuna and have appt 11 pm at the mikvah. I would like to take a bath now in the afternoon. please advise
Answer: You may take a bath in the afternoon, as you will shower and comb your hair again immediately before the Tevila.
posted:2013-06-23 12:33:19  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - nail extensions
Submitted by Simi  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: hi. My nails broke and i went to a nail salon to fix it. They added an extention. When i asked how i can remove it they said its permenant and will only grow out. Had i known this before, i dont know if i would do it. What should i do regarding mikveh?
Answer: Though you are right for attempting to avoid the issue when possible, you may go to the Mikva with them on. Since they are relatively permanent in nature and you want them to remain as long as they are needed, the nails are not a Chatzitza.
posted:2013-05-07 14:51:48  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - nidda
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: is there any problem of a nidda being in contact with a father of brother etc?

No, there is no difference in her conduct with other relatives between when she is a Nidda and when she is not.

I assume you meant "a father or a brother", as an uncle is always forbidden to touch.

posted:2013-04-28 02:46:46  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Niddah
Submitted by Chana  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I'm a engaged and am in middle of shiva nikim. I missed one Bdika. Do I have to start over?
Answer: No. While ideally you should make 2 bedikos each and every day of the 7 neki'im, if you missed a single time you do not need to start over.
posted:2012-06-27 09:59:18  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - mikvah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: i am away from my wife for a month on business. she couldve went to the mikva 2 weeks into my trip(she was clean and 7days past. she was planning on going the night before i return. however i am now coming home a day earlier. she did a hefsek a week before she planned on going to the mikva, and she is pretty sure she did one the day before also(but not 100 percent sure)just in case i come home early. So,is she able to now go to the mikva a night earlier?
Answer: Most Poskim consider the Hefsek Tahara to be d'Oraisa. so, unless she is absolutely certain it was done a day early, it will be necessary to wait.
posted:2011-12-15 01:01:33  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - niddah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is there a leniency for hugging his wife niddah when both are full dressed. The wife is very depressed almost non functionning because of the separation and she just need a hug to feel alive. Thank you

I'm afraid not. It is certainly forbidden miD'Rabannan and possibly Biblically.

However, it is certainly praiseworthy that you want to help. Giving a gift is permitted as are many other demonstrations of appreciation.

Also, if her depression is so severe, she may need professional counseling.

posted:2011-12-01 13:10:18  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Mikveh
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I have sunburn, I am on time to go to the mikveh, can I go to the mikveh or should I wait for my face to complete heal?
Answer: Even if the skin is peeling, you may still, and should, go to the mikva on time.
posted:2011-04-14 21:27:11  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - THM Question
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Dear Rabbi, I have a THM question. Me and my wife don't have a regular Rav yet, so we wanted to ask online. A few months ago, I noticed some red stain on the sheets after sex, and then hours later on me (what looked like dried blood on my member). When reading about this on the internet, I came across this article : http://www.yoatzot.org/article.php?id=129 It says there is a custom for a wife to do checks three times before and after sex, to establish a chazakah that it doesn't cause menstruation. But it also says one shouldn't do it if there is a veset kavuah or when a woman is not expected to menstruate. My question is should we do these checks now? My wife is on a birth control pill and she is pretty regular (she gets her period something like on the 3rd or 4th day after the last active pill), so that might be considered a veset kavuah. But since we saw blood once in the past, maybe we should still do the checks anyway? Thanks, Aviel and Sarah

Once you have found blood one time it is more important to make the 3 checks, however if you find blood 3 times in a row it is a very serious problem in Halacha and you may need to get divorced on the assumption that you will always see.


posted:2010-04-23 15:03:56  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Nida
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: After an ectopic pregnancy, where the baby was growing in the fallopian tube and the pregnancy had to be ended at 8 weeks; how long before being able to go to the mikvah. Once the bleeding stops, can I do a hefsek taharah and count my 7 clean days or are the laws different in this case?
Answer: Generally speaking 7 clean days is sufficient except when there is a miscarriage of a female fetus more than 40 days past conception when a minimum of 14 days is required before going to the mikva and the 7 clean days can not start until the 8th day following termination of the pregnancy. 8 full weeks is 56 days, however the doctors count from the beginning of the last period which is at least 12 days earlier. So if not more than 40 days passed between the last time you went to the mikva and the termination of the ectopic pregnancy you certainly may start counting the 7 clean days as soon as possible. If more than 40 days passed there are other factors that must be taken into consideration such as the stage of development the fetus had reached, however more than 14 days is certainly not needed. Furthermore, if the ectopic pregnancy was removed through the abdominal wall there is certainly no need to wait more than 7 clean days, because Halacha does not consider a cesarean to be a birth. However if the pregnancy was terminated by methotrexate and the fetus was expelled in the normal manner, what I wrote previously applies.
posted:2010-04-08 23:14:18  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Mikvaot
Submitted by Adi Salama  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Is any natural body of water kosher for a lady to tovel in? Are there any special halahot or practical rules to be aware of when using such a place to tovel in as oppose to a regular mikveh?
Answer: Not necessarily. For example, a lake filled primarily with rainwater with an outlet is flowing non-spring water and is pasul because of zochalim. The Halachos of mikvaos are very complicated and it is advisable to only use a mikva under reliable supervision.
posted:2010-03-16 20:36:37  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Mikvah
Submitted by Anne Pinzow  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: A 60 year old woman has never been to a mikvah, even though she had been married to a Jewish man more than 30 years ago. They divorced after four years and she has a get. She has undergone a spiritual reawakening. Is it proper for her to go to a mikvah though she is way past the age of menstration?

If she is currently not married it is neither necessary nor appropriate for her to go to the mikva.

posted:2010-01-09 23:14:44  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - laws pertaining to a niddah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: Kehod HaRav, In the laws of Niddah it says that a women is counted to be a niddah since she's the age of twelve years old Right? Anyway, my question is, Can a man sit on a chair that a niddah sat on, especially if the man is a kohen? Doesn't the spiritual impurity on that chair? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

First of all a woman is a nidda at any age if she has a discharge of blood from her uterus. It is actually not uncommon for a newborn girl to have such a discharge, and she is tamei until she goes to the mikva some 20 years later.

However today that we do not have a Beis HaMikdash and Kohanim do not eat teruma there is little practical impact in this impurity aside for the prohibition on marital relations. A Kohen today need only concern himself with impurity from contact with a dead body, and a non-Kohen need not even worry about that.

So the short answer to your question is that there may be spiritual impurity on the chair, but a man may sit on it.

posted:2009-12-11 15:02:15  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - niddah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: my husband is a cancer patient and i attend his needs whenever needed.at this time he is off treatment and i would like to know how and what i am allowed to do he cant have children anymore and nothing comes from him.do i have to go to mikva or and when i have my period must i refrain from sleeping together with him or just to touch and comfort him.
Answer: You certainly should continue to go to the mikva; when you get your period you may not share a bed nor touch in general regardless of his medical issues. The one relevant leniency that applies is that you may attend his needs if no one else is available, but even then you should avoid direct physical contact.
posted:2009-11-26 22:59:31  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - Tevila
Submitted by Shmaya [Steve]  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: I heard that a woman does not go the mikva friday night for the first tevilla after childbirth. Does this have any basis?

The Rema mentions a minhag not to go to the mikva Friday night (and Poskim add also motzai Shabbos) if she is not going to the mikva on the earliest possible date. Often women after childbirth postpone going to the mikva until they are fully healed, even if they stopped bleeding earlier. In any event, even if the woman is going to the mikva late, the Rema does not endorse this minhag and says one should go anyways, unless the city or the individual has a specific well known minhag to be machmir. The Poskim write that if one must inquire whether or not this is the minhag, it is not considered "well-known" and one should not be machmir.

So there is some basis to what you heard, but it is not the accepted practice.

posted:2009-11-20 03:10:22  (0) comments   email to a friend

Halacha - 30/31
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
Question: On the 30th day of thr period my wife checked with a pregnecy tester that showed positive(she IS prenent)dose she need to keep the halachot for 30/31? Or not

First of all b'Shaah Tova, may everything progress smoothly to a healthy baby.

The Gemara writes that a woman is only considered to have ceased seeing her period after 3 months of pregnancy, and only then may she desist from observing her regular vestos. HaRav Moshe Feinstein zatzal observes in Igros Moshe that today nearly all women stop seeing their monthly period immediately upon conception, and based on this he writes that the Halacha has changed and a woman may ignore her cycle as soon as a reliable test has confirmed pregnancy. While this seems to be a very logical conclusion, the overwhelming majority of Poskim do not concur with Reb Moshe's leniency and if fact in a later teshuva Reb Moshe himself seems to retract this kula.

L'Halacha one should follow the stringent, majority opinion on the 30th day during the actual time period of the previous period, whether day or night. However, the other half of the day and the 31st day are only chumros in any event, and one may be lenient when there is a confirmed pregnancy.

posted:2009-09-30 02:17:29  (0) comments   email to a friend

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