Sign Up!

To receive
ATorahMinute daily

Women's corner

providing a weekly Torah minute for women.

See what people are saying about Here.

The stimulating "A TORAH MINUTE" books.

The critically acclaimed A Torah Minute Book, Vol. 2, TORAH GEMS AND PRACTICAL LAWS, by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe, with a Women's Corner by Rabbanith Ruth Menashe.

Click here to order.


300 Gems from the Ben Ish Hai
It is incredible how only one minute a day can impact your entire life.
A Torah Minute: 300 Gems from the Ben Ish Hai. Including the Women's Corner.
Get more information here. is a project of Midrash BEN ISH HAI where you can learn Torah anytime. It will send you a short Daily Halacha or daily Torah by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe.

Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe often draws his inspiration for his Halakhoth (Halachot) and pearls of Torah from the Ben Ish Hai, Hakham Yoseph Hayyim, 'a"h. In addition, the daily bulletins include a wide variety of sources: Shulhan Arukh (Shulchan Aruch), Kaf Hahayim (Kaf Hachaim), Mishnah Berurah (Mishna Brura) and many other sources.


To receive these daily pearls of wisdom and sign up for our Torah email list, click here.






Play / Download audio as MP3
(Length: 0:54, 1 MB)

Night of Immersion Falls on Tish'ah BeAb

Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe
Monday, July 31, 2017/Ab 8, 5777

It used to be that when the night of the Tebilah (ritual immersion), fell on Tish'ah BeAb, that it was permitted to be done then. However, nowadays we do not do so. The preparations of the bathing and washing of the hair, on the other hand, are done before the start of Tish'ah BeAb, and after Tish'ah BeAb the woman should wash her hair lightly, since this is supposed to be done just before immersing.

It goes without saying that if the night of the Tebilah falls on Mosei Tish'ah BeAb, that these preparations are forbidden on Tish'ah BeAb itself. In this case also, she should bathe and wash her hair before Tish'ah BeAb and then wash her again lightly, after the fast, before going to the Miqweh.

If, for some reason, she did not do the preparations before Tish'ah BeAb, she is permitted to do them after the fast, after the fact. However, this is not the correct way to do it.

(See Shulhan 'Arukh, 554:8. Kaf Hahayyim, ibid., Oth 41-43)

9th of Ab, Tish'ah BeAb, Miqweh, Mikvah

Print this
Bookmark and Share

Search A Torah Minute

Enter search term
or search by date