In Leviticus 15:20, it says that anything a menstruating woman sits on is unclean. Then, in verse 23, it says that if a man sits on something a menstruating woman has sat on, then he is unclean. I have been to Israel twice, and I rode on public transportation both times, and I do not recall this ever having been an issue. Nor am I aware of it being an issue when flying on El Al, the national airline. Am I missing something, or is there a reason why this is no longer an issue, or maybe there is no reason it just isn't an issue anymore (in which case I will just drop the question)?



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As the comments stated -- without a Temple today, we basically assume we're all "ritually impure" and don't worry about it beyond that. This isn't particularly about women, by the way -- the guy who bumped into you on the bus may have been an mortician and recently touched a corpse, so you'd be "ritually impure" from that too. But all of this is of no particular consequence right now.

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    Source?????????? Oct 9, 2018 at 0:13
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    It doesn't matter if he's a mortician. He could have gone to a funeral 10 years ago and it would still be the same thing.
    – Heshy
    Oct 9, 2018 at 10:04
  • @Heshy The problem is that a mortician probably attends a funeral almost daily - At least, he's probably in the room where the body is, at some point. I assume that by "he" you mean someone else? WHat if the person was sprinkled with Red Heffer blood and went to the mikvah, etc.?
    – DanF
    Oct 10, 2018 at 22:29
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    @DanF Do you know anybody who was sprinkled with Red Heifer blood?
    – Heshy
    Oct 10, 2018 at 23:01

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