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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.


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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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