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Regarding the general rules about women wearing men's clothing, from Halachos for Monday, May 6, 2013 in this article: 1) A woman may not wear men's clothing, including men's pants and men's hats, as doing so is a biblical prohibition of "Lo Yihyeh Kli Gever Al Isha, a man's clothing shall not be on a woman" (Devarim 2:5.) This prohibition ...


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the shemonei shearim shaar gilgulim (forget exact place) says that if a male soul is reincarnated in a female body, as sometimes happens, then that female cannot have a male child - only female children, as the verse says in parsha tazria "when a woman conceives and bears a male child", and that woman is really a man in a female body. I think he says there ...


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No. A soul is a spiritual entity and has no gender. However according to Kabbalah there are two worlds where souls can come from. A "Masculine" world and a "Feminine" world. The Lubavitcher Rebbe Z"L explains that that the way of a soul from the "masculine side" is to transform the world by being pro-active and outgoing, while the path of the soul ...


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The Zohar writes that the Patriarch Yitzchok had the soul of a female. Additionally, the Arizal explained that Michal wore tefillin because she had a male soul. So it seems that souls do have genders, both male and female.


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The Gemara writes in Brachos ת"ר בעל קרי שנתנו עליו ט' קבין מים טהור בד"א לעצמו אבל לאחרים ארבעים סאה ר' יהודה אומר מ' סאה מכל מקום ר' יוחנן וריב"ל ור"א ור' יוסי בר' חנינא חד מהאי זוגא וחד מהאי זוגא ארישא חד אמר הא דאמרת במה דברים אמורים לעצמו אבל לאחרים מ' סאה לא שנו אלא לחולה המרגיל אבל לחולה לאונסו ט' קבין וחד אמר כל לאחרים אפילו חולה לאונסו עד דאיכא ...


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It really depends on why one is using the Mikvah, and "Men's Mikvah" doesn't help (other than to eliminate Nidah). For many, it is simply because there is an 'Inyan' and Mitzvas Anashim M'lumadah. In the absence of any clear reason why one is doing it, it would be very hard to pin down what Mikvah is acceptable. Specifically, without being very welled versed ...


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For normal mikva (daily/erev Shabbos/shabbos) if you don't have anything else, you can use it, and it's better to have the filter off being that it's not mandatory from the Torah. As for mikva that is mandatory it needs a proper mikva. If you don't have one, maybe you should go to a pool in the mean time (not so sure), but it won't make you Tahor. Just to ...



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