Mikvah question


#1

Shalom rav, so we are gonna be away for awhile in a place where there is no jewish mikvah for women within 2 1/2 hour drive. Is there any suggestions the rav can make? Specificly i had in mind either:

  1. use of a inground pool or hot tub/jeccuzi. What would i have to make sure before using?
  2. can i purchase a large inflatable hot tub and connect it to the basement of my home and fill it with snow from outside without using a kli?
    I"d appreciate any help in this matter. P.s. its too cold to dunk in the ocean :blush:
    Thanks!

#2

A pool would be ok if you can ascertain how it was filled up. If it was empty and then filled up from the faucet directly or with a garden hose from a faucet, that would be ok.
The same goes for a large jacuzzi or hot tub, the kinds that are made for several people. It must be large enough for her complete body to comfortably be immersed completely underwater all at one time.


#3

Thanks! Quick qustion, does the pool have to be built into the building/ground, or can it be portable? Thanks!


#4

Cannot be portable. But it can be an above ground pool that is made to be attached upon installation.


#5

Hi Rabbi,

Does the water not have to be a percentage of rainwater? Wouldn’t any indoor/outdoor pool then suffice?


#6

It’s the first 40 Sa’ah that’s the key. So if you put rainwater or faucet water for the first water then you can add 1000 gallons of any water thereafter.