For men wishing to immerse ion Erev Shabbos, is there a benefit to going to a Mikvah that was made for purposes of tevilah, vs. using a standard pool?

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    Why do they want to immerse? That will make a big difference to understanding what benefits they might appreciate
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 22:19
  • Extra kedusha for Shabbos.
    – user
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 22:45
  • I don't know what that is or how a mikva accomplishes that, but as best you can define what is being sought please edit your question to clarify
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 22:49
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    Anecdotally, immersion in a body of water (if you live near an ocean kudos to you- find a spot where you are alone from others and immerse) that is found outside in nature might be even more awesome than in a small confined mikvah or swimming pool. From myself I remember tremendous benefits of doing that (immersion either in a small pond in midst of a forest or a flowing river on Friday afternoon during the hot summer days).
    – user16556
    Commented Jul 9, 2021 at 0:05

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See here an answer here:


It is preferable to immerse in a rabbinically approved mikva; however, when such a mikva is not available, or under extenuating circumstances, is it acceptable to use a swimming pool as a mikvah.

This answer is specifically for men, for whom immersion is only a “custom.” Women must always immerse only in a rabbinically approved mikva.

  • This is not correct. Immersion for both men and women can be customary or obligatory. You should clarify what mikvaot serve what purposes directly and not speak of irrelevant factors like gender
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 22:47
  • If you are quoting someone else's words you have to indicate that they are someone else's.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 22:56
  • How do make it like that?
    – Chatzkel
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 23:23
  • judaism.stackexchange.com/help/formatting
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 23:33
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    Bingo! For completeness, I'll mention she could also go on Friday for "Extra kedusha for Shabbos" if she wanted to, though again I haven't a clue what that means.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 9, 2021 at 2:02

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