Certain types of tumah, like a baal keri, immerse in a Mikvah and then will be known as a tevul yom, meaning they are impure until the evening.

What happens if they go to a Mikvah after sundown? Are they:

A) Tahor immediately

B) Tamei until the following evening

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    He must wait until following evening - see Yoma 6a
    – שלום
    Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 21:07

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The Posuk says ובא חשמש וטהר Only when the sun has set is the Cohen טהור. As per previous comment he would have to wait until the next evening

  • This verse can easily be interpreted as being sunrise. In fact the gemara has the same discussion. Can you bring a source that backs up your read?
    – magicker72
    Commented Apr 30, 2023 at 23:12
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    The pasuk I linked to says “v’tamei ad ha’arev” - he’s impure until the nighttime. It doesn’t say “u’ba hashemesh”
    – user
    Commented May 1, 2023 at 0:58

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