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The question arises in the Halakhah (Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef, Orahh Hayim 88:1) as to whether a Ba'al Qeri (one who has recently released his seed) is permitted to read Qeri'at Shema' and to pray Shemoneh 'Esrei.

Given that, per Yalqut Yosef, a Ba'al Qeri is indeed allowed to perform these mitzwot, is he also permitted to act as Shaliahh Tzibbur?

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Yes. Although there is a custom to go to the mikva each morning, widespread in some circles, that custom is uncommon even in some of the most religious circles, and I have never in all my years heard of any hesitation to acting as prayer leader based on issues of keri in communities where that custom is rare.

  • No pun intended. – msh210 Oct 13 '14 at 23:18
  • "I have never in all my years heard of any hesitation to acting as prayer leader based on issues of keri". That is simply not true! – Adám Nov 13 '14 at 18:21
  • @NBZ You're right! I forgot about that question. Thanks for the correction. Lemme edit this answer.... – msh210 Nov 13 '14 at 19:43

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