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Author:  sam
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Date:  1/31/2006 3:46:00 PM
Subject:  Mikvah issue
Message:  Dear Rabbi,

My wife was told recently at the mikvah that she is not permitted to take a shower after coming out of a Mikva and before having relations.

Personally (although this is no proof) this is new to us. I asked another person and he said that this depends if one is Sephardic or Ashkenazi. He claims the Ramah forbids this …. Are we as a Sephardic couple permitted to have the wife take a shower after coming out of a Mikva? If no, being an "istinis" in this case, can there be any kind of kulah here??

If indeed showering after mikva is forbidden, it might be a bit complicated for many women who go to the Mikva.

Reply:  It is no problem for Ashkenazim or Sephardim.

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