A woman that made a Hefsek Tahara and counted for 6 days, but then didn’t count the 7th and didn't go to the Mikvah since she was not going to have sexual relations. Another 10 days passed.

Can she count the 7th day and go to the Mikvah?

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    she needs 7 consecutive days of cleanness.
    – kouty
    Commented Jul 18, 2019 at 7:38
  • She should have counted the seventh day and then postponed mikva as she wished.
    – LN6595
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 14:27

3 Answers 3


NOTE: this definitely seems like a CYLOR case.

In the interest of learning, I saw in R' Zvi Sobolofsky shlit"a's sefer "The Laws and Concepts of Niddah", Chapter 26 "Counting the Shivah Nekiyim"- a responsum of the Me'il Tzedakah(1678-1712):

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Practically speaking: this is just academic; one should DEFINITELY CYLOR

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    I don't see any evidence in the question that this applies. Where did she have hesech hadas? (There's a better reason she has to restart of course, but you didn't mention it.)
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 18, 2019 at 12:32
  • @DoubleAA which better reason are you referring to?
    – alicht
    Commented Jul 18, 2019 at 12:58
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    When do you expect her to be doing bedikot?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 11:45

The Poskim in Yoreah Deah 196:4 write that there is not allowed to be more than a 5 day gap in the middle of the shiva nekiyim.

She must start the 7 nekiyim again. However,according to some, a hefsek tehara may not be required.


She needs to count the seven consecutive days and then she can schedule her mikvah bath. To avoid these kinds of mistakes you can use MikvahCalendar App which will simplify mikvah calculations and also send you reminders for that.

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    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Jan 4, 2021 at 17:16

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