Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fillings and mikvah


We have said that ritual immersion in a mikvah requires that the body be exposed directly to the water, such that water could touch every spot. Any physical interruption is called a chatzitzah.

Neither permanent nor temporary dental fillings constitute a chatzitzah, so long as they are quality fillings, such that one could chew with the tooth and feel no discomfort.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:97)

Have a great day,

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