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Hot Mikvah on Shabbos

Question:
I try to go to the mikvah every day before davening, would i be allowed to go into a hot mikvah on shabbos?

Answer:

Yes, one may rely on the lenient opinions and the widespread custom of Chasidim and others to be tovel in a hot mikvah on Shabbos.

This is based on the rationale that tevila for a mitzvah was not included in the prohibition of bathing on Shabbos [the opinion of the Korban Nesanel]. One should be familiar with the laws of sechita – and make sure not to squeeze any water from his hair or the towel.

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