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Regarding your assertion that "chosson & kalla shouldn't see each other during the week before the wedding.": You may want to read Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky 's essay on the subject of What’s the Truth about ... a Chatan and Kallah Not Seeing Each Other before the Wedding?. Basically: "This practice has no basis in Talmudic or medieval writings, and ...
Dam Chimmud happens whenever she commits to getting married and starts preparing for the Chuppah. (Shulchan Arukh YD 192:2) Nowadays that is usually a few months before the wedding. As long as she counts 7 clean days after that she's fine. (Issues can arise if wedding dates are changed, but seeing each other has nothing to do with it.)
Dam chimud is from a sudden proposal, not a preplanned event.
The Rosh in Niddah ch. 8 siman 8 writes the following: דבדרבמן הולך אחר המיקל וכל שכן בכתמים In Rabbinical rules we follow the lenient opinion, and certainly by kesamim. The Divrei Chamudos אות צ there sources this comment to the last line of the previous Siman of the Rosh, in which the Rosh quoted the following: כל שיעורי חכמים להחמיר חוץ ...
Try https://www.mymikvahcalendar.org which has approbations from 7 Rabbis, 1 institution and 3 Kallah teachers. The FAQ also talks about the settings menu so it may have options to customize whether or not to take into account different opinions and stringencies. Seems to be free and is web-based, so it'll work on any computer. Caveat: That's all I know ...
Certainly appears to be a term of recent vintage. R. Chaim Ozer Grodzensky used the term in a 1907 teshuvah to Australia, although he uses it to refer to conversion law, and not Hilkhot Niddah (Achiezer 3:27): הנה שמחתי לראות מכתב מנהלי עדת ישרון בק' פעסט כי לא אלמן ישראל גם בקצה ארץ הגולה אוסטרליא הנדחה והנעזבה מישוב ישראלי גדול מאנשים ישרים שומרי משמרת ...
Presumably when we stopped concerning ourselves with the laws of purity, sometime around the year 200. Until that point I needed to know if someone was a Nida, as it would affect whether I could eat a sacrifice or the like. Since then, unless it's my wife, it's really none of my business.
There's a Sefer by that name from 90 years ago - תרפג/1923. A search of HebrewBooks.org seems to show that the term was not used [much] earlier. A search of Toras Emeth Software indicates that it's not used in any of the classics (Mishna, Gemara, Rambam, Shulchan Aruch) and the earliest it finds is from the קיצור ש''ע ילקוט יוסף - the 2nd half of the 20th ...
I remember once hearing the cause for the change was because in the time of the Talmud both single and married women went to the mikvah after nidda, thus it was the norm to be in that state of impurity, and had no connotation of intimacy. However, once going to the mikvah became exclusive for married woman, going to the mikvah to remove the impurity became ...
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