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Does one become tahor for all purposes by using a mikvah for a single purpose? For example, if a giyores converts in the mikvah, is she then tahor for marriage? I ask because the converts I know have never been required to count seven clean days, make bedikas, etc., before going to the mikvah, and according to one thing I heard, they may even be able to tovel while menstruating (not sure about this). This would suggest the immersion is not l'chatchila kosher for taharas hamishpacha. But shouldn't a mikvah dip in theory accomplish full purity, that is, by a universal standard? Please discuss.

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  • "tahor for marriage" Do you refer to a wedding or general "taharas hamishpacha"? What sort of requirements do you think a wedding has that this would serve?
    – Double AA
    Oct 16, 2016 at 19:04
  • @DoubleAA Either?
    – SAH
    Oct 16, 2016 at 19:04
  • @DoubleAA I don't think that question is exactly the same as this one by any means. I'm interested because people I know who converted and people I know who got married had wildly different processes for preparing for mikvah re: menstruation
    – SAH
    Jul 20, 2017 at 4:08
  • Still puzzled by this inyan since learning that a woman can have even a giyur l'chumra during her period. Surely she wouldn't be tahor for marriage after that?
    – SAH
    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:50
  • She would be Safek Tahor until she bleeds further. The Safek was if she was Jewish. So lets look at the two sides: if she was Jewish, then her earlier bleeding had made her a Niddah and dipping doesn't help since she hasn't counted days/bedikot; if she wasn't Jewish, then the previous bleeding doesn't make her a Niddah and after the dip she's Jewish and Tehorah, until she bleeds further when she becomes a Niddah.
    – Double AA
    Aug 17, 2017 at 14:44

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