Perhaps, this is an overly "trivial" question. But, at all the mikva'ot that I have attended, only one man was in the mikvah at a time. Perhaps, this is merely a space issue. But, is there any halacha that prevents more than one perosn being in the mikvah at the same time?

I can't say as to what happens in a women's mikvah, as I haven't been to one while women are there. I assume that the halacha is the same.

  • Last time I was at the ocean there were thousands of people in at the same time. YMMV. – Double AA Dec 10 '19 at 2:12
  • I actually just saw somwhere that it should be 1 at a time, have to find it – sam Dec 10 '19 at 2:25
  • @doubleaa , I dont think that's what the OP had in mind,but that's def an answer the way the question is asked. I saw a source for when it's more than 40 seah – sam Dec 10 '19 at 2:48
  • There may be a difference between men and women. For men, mikvah is a custom, for women a mitzvah. – Epicentre Dec 10 '19 at 8:05

There is no halacha stating that only one person may be at one time. In populated jewish communities, usually the mikva will be full of people in the mornings and friday afternoon.

The only exceptions are mentioned in Shulchan Aruch. There is a list of people that shouldn't go together, for example a Father and Son see Shulchan Aruch Even Ezer 23:6.

Generally woman go by themselves, however that is purely for modesty reasons and is not halacha. (Based on my wife)


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