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Nishmat Avraham Even Haezer Siman 1 Saif 5 says the following: The sex of the child is determined by the sperm. Some sperm carry the X chromosome and the others the Y chromosome, whereas the egg always carries the X chromosome. Thus, if an egg is fertilized by a sperm carrying an X chromosome, the resulting baby will have an XX paired chromosome ...


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Rashi's quote from the text is "את-אמתה" so his question must arise from within the quote or from the quote's relationship with the context. He may have been dissatisfied with understanding the quote as 'her handmaiden' because that would raised the following questions: 1) Why does the text specify who was sent? (It was 'only' a maidservant, after all. ...


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Rabbi Ribner and Dr. Rosenfeld recommend using tampons pre-marriage in A Newlywed's Guide to Physical Intimacy‌​. The authors are affiliated with Yeshiva University.


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It is a common myth that tampons can affect the hymen or take a woman's virginity. If you just google "tampons and hymens," you'll find a host of different sources confirming that the opening for menstrual flow is plenty large enough to fit a tampon and your finger/applicator. Since a tampon does not affect the hymen, I don't know why it would affect a ...


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I'm not sure exactly from where this derives, but there is absolutely no halachic problem with using tampons, and some actually encourage it, as it helps a woman learn about her body and will make her more comfortable with bedikos in the future.



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