Home About Us the Rabbis Contact Us

what's new on Revach
Motza'ei Shabbos Dress Code, To Change or Not to Change

Leil HaSeder Alone in The Shadow of Corona

Stopping Corona: Overwhelmed With Eitzos?

Parshas Tzav: Rabbeinu Bachaye - Covering the Shame of Sinners

Parshas Pinchas: Rav Yehonoson Eibshitz - Where did Zimri the Great Tzaddik go Wrong?
[view all questions in this category]

Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
TAGS:baal keri  mikva  tevilas Ezra
Halacha - Men's Mikvah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh

Ezra HaSofer enacted a takana than one may not learn Torah if tamei keri. The Gemora relates that the takana was too difficult to keep and was revoked. There are different minhagim regarding what people do today, I am writing the demands of Halacha and anyone whose minhag is more stringent should follow his minhag. There is a very important minhag to go to the mikva before Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur and Mishna Berura writes very strongly that one should daven on these days in tahara. Otherwise there is no obligation in Halacha for a man to go to the mikva today.

There is an alternative when a mikva is unavailable of pouring 9 kavim of water in an uninterrupted flow over the body. This can be accomplished by taking a long shower.

posted:2009-01-22 12:11:25

printable version     email to a friend

Send Your Comments
Name optional
Display my name?
Yes   No
EMAIL optional
Your email address is kept private.
COMMENTS required
    Most Viewed Lists
  1. "Zissen" Pesach
  2. Toivel Hot water Urn
  3. Bracha for bANANAS
  4. sprinkler on Shabbos clock
  5. candle lighting
    Last Viewed
  1. Men's Mikvah
  2. s.c. oven solves milching/fleishing/parve problem?
  3. Charity
  4. Women head covering
  5. Crushed Matza as Pas