A woman who makes challah in her rings may leave them on for al netilas yadayim. (Source.) Does this mean she could leave them on for mikvah, too? Why or why not?

(I understand the answer is almost certainly no, at least in practice. But I would appreciate a technical explanation for that.)

Related: Remove rings to wash?


Halochakli it is permitted if a chatzitza covers less than half the body (or heir) and it does not bother most of the woman like her (that have her profession)

But the minhag is lohathila for mikva no chatzitza at all,

( bidieved if like above (halochakly permited) then OK, (if went home already even more lenient (ask a Rabbi) so that people should not say bad things )

As to can see this brought in the beginning of this

Even the source you bring seems to permit it for hand washing also only bdieved (after the fact)

From the sources @kouty brought below it seems that rings are thing that are removed, so unless you are part of a type of women that does not remove them ever you halochakli need to remove them

But the source you brought (siman 127) hints that most women now do not knead dough so do not need to remove halochakli, but Baker's need to even if they do not since most Baker's do

  • The answer references "the minhag". The Jewish people are not a single homogeneous group, which group(s) have this custom? – mevaqesh Apr 15 '16 at 4:22
  • @hazoriz Lots and lots and lots of women still knead dough by hand. Thanks for the strong answer. – SAH Apr 19 '16 at 23:56

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