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The organisation Vaad Hakohanim puts out useful information on keeping away from tumah for kohanim. Particularly useful is The Kohen's Handbook A complete guide in English to help today's kohen guard his spiritual purity . Hospitals are a special problem because nearly all contain amputated limbs and other body parts as well as aborted fetuses. The ...


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In a discussion I had with Rabbi Shmuel Maybruch, he quoted Rabbi Mordechai Willig as saying that one should not postpone niddah in this way longer than 9 months. Since a 9 month lapse in periods does commonly occur naturally (through pregnancy), that amount of time is acceptable. Longer than that he felt was excessive. However, R' Maybruch added in his ...


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It does depend on whether a person is seriously ill, in which he can take any medication, or just suffering from a mild headache, in which case he should avoid non-kosher medication. See Dose of Halacha: While gelatine, unless certified as kosher, comes from non-kosher animals (or animals not shechted) there is a machlokes as to whether it is kosher or ...



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