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If someone is tamei, does that person have to use the mikvah twice or once is enough? If you have to use it twice how is this done?

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Why do you suspect one must use it twice? –  Double AA Aug 26 at 4:51
    
What do you mean by twice exactly? The existing answer assumes you mean dunking twice, but then you ask "how is this done", so maybe you mean something else? –  Yishai Aug 26 at 14:35
    
The second time is to get rid of the Tamei water on your body. This is only necessary if there aren't 40 Saah in the Mikva. (Purim Torah) –  Double AA Aug 26 at 14:50
    
By twice i mean to dry yourself and then to go back in. In the beis hamikdah the Kohanim would go 5 times –  Dovid Benizri Aug 26 at 16:33
    
@DovidBenizri Do you have a source for that? I suspect you made it up or are confusing it with something else. –  Double AA Aug 26 at 19:20

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Firstly, the Rambam in הלכות מקוות פרק א says:

והטובל פעמיים במקוה, הרי זה מגונה.

"Somebody who immerses twice is reprehensible." So it's clear that you never have to immerse more than once.

Secondly, there's no obligation for men who are tamei to go to a Mikvah nowadays.

As a result, your question "does that person have to use the mikvah twice or once is enough" is based on a false premise.

The correct answer is: If someone is tamei he doesn't have to go to the Mikvah at all.

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But they would have to use the Mikva once if they wanted to remove that impurity. I think that is clearly what the OP meant to say. –  Double AA Aug 26 at 14:01
    
@DoubleAA - True. And I answered that in the fist part. –  Danny Schoemann Aug 27 at 9:55

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