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The custom for women to trim their nails before going to the Mikva is recorded in Shulchan Arukh YD 198:18 but the reason given is related to avoiding dirt under the nail in the part of the nail which extends past the flesh. The Levush (ibid :18) there asks why this is not practiced by Netillat Yadayim. He gives two answers: Men are not so particular about ...


This source gives the general guidelines of what is considered chatzitza for mikvah: According to Torah law, a barrier (chatzitzah) invalidates a woman's immersion in the mikveh when it meets two conditions: (1) it covers the majority of her body; (2) she minds its presence – that is, it is a substance that she considers foreign and plans ...

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