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Mikva Erev Shabbat
Dear Rabbi, Why is it that there are many men who go to the mikva every Friday? I learned that mikva is something that a man goes to on Erev Yom Kippur. Is every Erev Shabbat considered like Erev Yom Kippur or something?
Question: I was at a family wedding the other day and I saw some people do something very strange during Netillat Yadayim. Frist they washed their right hand and, before they took the cup in the right hand they wiped off the handle of the cup. Then they took t and washed their left hand. Is there a reason for that?
Question: My friend was in Eretz Yisrael and he bought a set of nice glass cups. My friend did Tevillah on the glasses in Eretz Yisrael since I have to drive a half hour to go to a Keli mikvah. After I got the I thought maybe I need to Tovel the Kelim again. Do I?
Haircuts for women for Tevillah during Sefirah
Question: My wife always takes a haircut before she goes to the mikvah. What should she do during Sefirah? Can she still get a haircut?
Tevillat Keilim in snow
Shalom to the Rav! There has been a lot of snow this season and me and a bunch of friends went on a trip to the snow. On the way we bought a new Barbecue and tongs and other utensils we need to make a barbecue there. When we sent to make the barbecue, we realized that we forgot to Tovel the utensils and we are not near nay Mikvah or body of water. Are we allowed to Tovel the utensils in the high snow? Are there any other solutions?
Jewess who left her Religion
Regarding a Jewess who left her religion and afterwards gave birth to children; what is her status and the status of her children in the event that she comes back to her Jewishness?
Bathing on Rosh Hashana
I want to know if it is permitted to take a bath on Rosh Hashana.
Baptism and Idolatrous Remedies
A Jewish woman that was baptized does she need to be 'purified' from it? She is sick in the hospital and the family keeps bringing her things blessed by the priest to help her get better. Do these remedies sully her soul or is it just foolishness? Can I wish someone a happy holiday on his Christian holiday?
Tvila para hombres
Tvila para hombres ¿Qué tienes que decir antes de ingresar al Mikvah masculino?
Dear Rabbi, Would it be ok to immerse in the Mikveh with a Gel Manicure that was done the day before?
Questions about education
Hello Rabbi, 4 years ago we moved to a new place where there is a community of newly religious families, and right in front of our house there is a kollel (married scholars study framework) and a synagogue. We slowly formed relationships with the community, and we gradually began to get stronger ourselves. We are married with one 15-year old girl and very much want more children. I asked the rabbi of the community and he told me to try treatments and I have done 6 unsuccessful treatments. Every time I undertake to keep another commandment and another commandment on myself, and now we observe Shabbat, family purity, kosher food, separating meat and milk, reciting blessings on the food we eat, and my husband prays three prayers a day. I also undertook to dress modestly, I wear long shirts on top of pants, my shirts are not short and I wear a bandana head covering, read the Psalms, give charity, etc., In all this process we have undergone, we’ve grown spiritually, and we have great faith in our Creator that He will grant us our request one day. But our increase religiosity has created a regular conflict with my daughter, because she is not ready for it in any way. If I want to put a long shirt over her pants so it will cover her knees, she opposes it, and she constantly tries to remove my head covering. When I talk about skirts or covering herself modestly, she gets anxious and starts to shout and cry, and becomes rebellious. I do not want to do an injustice to my daughter, and am trying to advance the process little by little, each time gently. When I ask people who understand such matters like the mikvah lady or the women in the community how come I’ve done so many things and it’s not helping, they tell me to undertake another thing and another thing. I do not know what else to do, I asked the Creator of the universe for direction, but I want to know what else I should do in such a situation. My husband says to do things slowly and surely, and occasionally he calms my daughter down, but without a doubt I feel the child is not at all calm and very hurt. What do you suggest?
Mikvah & Seperating Challah
Hello Rabbi, I am B”H pregnant, just about to enter my ninth month. I was wondering if I am allowed to bathe in the Mikvah a few days before I actually enter my ninth month to gain an advantage in having an easy delivery or should I wait until I actually enter my ninth month? An additional question that I have is I want to do Hafrashat Challah (seperating challah) – may I do the Hafrashat Challah on a different day than when I go to the Mikvah? Thank you very much and continue to have a wonderful and successful day.
Ruach Hakodesh (Divine Spirit)
I am asked a lot regarding the topic of "ruach hakodesh," divine spirit in my school. I now discovered the website of Hidabroot which answers these topics. I would greatly appreciate if you can tell me what ruach hakodesh is. I also wanted to know which mitzvot can bring one to this "ruach hakodesh." Immersing in a mikvah? Guarding one's eyes? Guarding your speech? etc.
Why is an unmarried woman forbidden to go to the ritual bath (mikvah)?
Is the prohibition for unmarried women to go to the ritual bath because they become “too pure” and in this sensitive situation they may attract angels of destruction or accusers of all kinds that will harm them? If not, why can’t single women who want to become more holy immerse themselves?? Many thanks in advance.
Niddah - Family Purity
About a month ago, I had an IUD inserted and three days ago I began to count the blood-free days. This morning, I experienced pink reddish spotting in the two times that I used the restroom. My question is do I need to restart my count? Tzipi
Hello, I have been married now for 20 years and I have been using an IUD (birth control device) for a number of years. As a result, I barely have any bleeding during the time of my period. Yesterday and today, a few brown spots showed up – should I observe the laws of Nida and go and bathe in the Mikvah (I should point out that before I began using the IUD, I was observing family purity and would regularly visit the Mikvah).
I don't feel like going to the mikvah
I'm a marriage Counselor in Spring Valley and I have the following question which comes up alot: Can a woman postpone going to the Mikvah becuase of a serious fight the couple is in? Can a woman say "I'm not able to go to the mikvah presently?"