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Questions tagged [niddah]

Ritual impurity related to menstruation

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Why dunk three times in a mikva?

Some Ashkenaz women dunk once in a mikva, some twice, and some three times. What is the basis or rationale for dunking three times?
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“Tahor” Bedikah App

Tahor App is a Miami-based organization which created an app to allow women to "anonymously send pictures of their Bedikah cloths to a Rabbi with Tahor app’s Rabbinically approved technology." May ...
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What was Chazal's understanding of the cause and purpose of menstruation?

Is there a Jewish midrash, kabala, chasiddut or commentary addressing Chazal's understanding of the cause and purpose of menstruation? Not just that is it a curse, that blood comes out, but with more ...
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Kesamim found on a tattoo

We Pasken that a Kesem (blood stain that is presumed to be uterine blood) that is found on a colored garment is not Tamei. Rashi on Niddah 61b says that Chazal never forbade Kesamim on colored ...
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How much blood makes a niddah? [closed]

Sometimes a woman is bleeding but is not having a clear period. What amount of blood (on colored clothing) would no longer be considered a kesem but would make the woman a nidah through a presumed ...
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Passing to a Niddah- How can it be Assur?

We already discussed that Rashi was the first one to be noheg not to pass anything to his wife while she was a niddah. here The Galya Masechet qoutes the Rambam who says here that minhagim that ...
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Post-Partum Separation Question

If a woman has a boy, and goes to the mikvah 14 days after she has the baby, even though she is still bleeding. Assuming the couple won't have relations, are they "over" any aveira?
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Menstruating women on public transportation

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 ...
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Niddah and wound

If someone is bleeding from their "region" and it is 100% for sure from a wound and NOT from menstruation, does it render them niddah and thus require them to restart their counting?
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Why does Miktzas Hayom not apply to the evening of the seventh night of shiva?

A person gets up from Shiva (and ends Shloshim) on the morning of that particular day because of the principal of miktzas hayom kekulo, that part of the day counts as the entire day. Why does this not ...
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can a nida apply eyedrops to her husband?

A nidah is not allowed to touch her husband directly. how about something like dropping eye drops into her husband's eyes (ex. not sick. just for mild dry eyes, no one else can do it). Is this ...
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Nature of restrictions on passing during niddah

I was taught before I got married that passing during niddah is strictly Assur. However, Upon looking into it I found that it's not mentioned in the gemara in berachos that is the source for most of ...
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Birkas Kohanim when wife is a niddah

I remember seeing somewhere that a kohen whose wife is a niddah should not recite the birkas kohanim. Does anyone know where this is cited? I don't beileve anyone practices this anymore.
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Avraham sending wine to Sarah

RASHI on BERAISHIS 18:9 (end of ויאמרו אליו) quotes Gemara in Baba Metzia 87a רבי יוסי ברבי חנינא אמר כדי לשגר לה כוס של ברכה - Rabbi Yosei, son of Rabbi Ḥanina, says: They [the Angels] inquired ...
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Is there a halacha [either modesty or taharah] against more than one woman at a time immersing in a mikvah for T'vilah?

Is there a halacha [in either modesty law or taharah law] against more than one woman at a time immersing in a mikvah for t'vilah, (ritual imersion), (If each woman's tvilah was supervised properly by ...
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Can a lake be used as mikvah during the day for niddah?

If there is no mikvah building, but only a lake nearby, is it okay to use the lake during the day rather than the night (because of concerns for getting hurt or the water being too cold or the lake ...
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Is the Ramban's observation of “red drops similar to blood developing on a mirror ” recorded by anyone else?

The Ramban in VaYikra 18:19 writes the following: (Source from Sefaria) (Partial Quote) ועוד הגידו בו נסיון אמיתי והוא ממפלאות תמים דעים בתולדה כי הנדה בתחילת זובה אם תביט במראה של ברזל הבהיר ...
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Consummating a Second Marriage

Does a woman have to go to the Mikva after consummating her remarriage? I know a woman needs to go after consummating her marriage the first time, but if she is no longer a virgin is it necessary to ...
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Removing Niddah status without a mikvah

Is it possible to remove the status of Niddah without a mikvah? I've heard from other people you can remove certain levels of impurity with a shower and possibly other ways (no sources though) so I ...
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How can ultrasound be used to resolve a niddah question?

In this post Rabbi Slifkin makes the following statement Somebody once asked the great and underappreciated Rav Nachum Rabinovich, shlita, about whether one can use ultrasound to resolve a niddah ...
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שובבים and Taharas Hamishpacha

As we begin the weeks of Shovavim (the upcoming 6 parshiyos, Shemos through Mishpatim), many of us will notice signs going up all around us for improvement in keeping the Halachos of Niddah ("Taharas ...
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what is “מְזִיגַת הַכּוֹס” (“pouring a drink”)

what is "mezigas hakos" ("pouring a drink/cup") does it mean?: any drink or only wine or only pouring water in the wine sources please (specifically in these cases: Issurei-Biah-21-5 ...
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How does a woman become a zava?

On a biblical level, for a woman to become a zavah, does she need to have the onset of a new flow come during the 11 'zava days' (the 11 days past the 7 'nidda days'), or will even a flow that ...
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Sudden Menstruation and Sex

I am having trouble finding any treatment of this topic on the internet. A couple who has been having sex suddenly discovers that a blood flow has begun. Are they liable for kareth? Leviticus 15 ...
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Cleaning before bedikas during clean days

Can a woman clean herself internally [a sufficiently long time, not immediately] prior to doing a bedika during the seven clean days? This page seems to say on the one hand [...] you may not ...
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Touching a niddah other than one's wife

I am very confused. I had thought that the idea that a Jewish man may not touch a niddah, any niddah, except for perhaps his first-degree relatives, was basic information. Now, someone very ...
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why nidda every month and its purpose? [closed]

Am afraid if my question is impolite and not acceptable under terms of this site but I also think that it is important to know the truth so. I would like to know more about why do women have ...
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Does accepting Shabbos early absolve a woman from keeping Hilchos Vestos until sunset?

One may accept Shabbos early based on the concept of Tosafos Shabbos. See Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, 267:2. If a woman has a Hilchos Niddah vest on Friday such as Yom Hachodesh & accepts Shabbos ...
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Putting a ring on a Kallah that's a niddah

During a regular chupah the choson puts the ring on the kallah's finger. What happens in a case of when the kallah is a niddah by the chupah being that the choson can't touch the kallah? Who puts the ...
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Hilchos niddah and hair [duplicate]

In regards to Niddah, does a woman need to cover her hair in her husbands presence (when she's a niddah)? Also would the answer be based on wether you hold a married woman's hair is ervah or tznius (...
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Why can a husband eat with his wife who is a niddah in public without a heker?

There are various harchakot (separations) that a husband and wife must observe when she is a niddah. When I learned these halachot before I got married I learned that the husband and wife may not eat ...
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Keeping niddus a secret [duplicate]

Is the general custom of Jewish women to not reveal to others when they are a niddah and when they go to the mikveh, a custom that developed in America or is it an older custom than that? It seems ...
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What specific acts with a nidah constitute karet

I'm new and starting out. But karet sounds serious. Is it just the standard intimate relationship that gives karet or does unnatural and other practices as well. What about kissing or other non ...
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What's the reason for moch dachuk

I've seen that the reason for a moch dachuk is to make sure there was no further blood flow from the time when the hefsek tahara bedika was done until nightfall. But if there was blood flow, then it ...
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Does using the mikvah for conversion make you tahor for marriage? [duplicate]

Does one become tahor for all purposes by using a mikvah for a single purpose? For example, if a giyores converts in the mikvah, is she then tahor for marriage? I ask because the converts I know have ...
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If a woman's period lasts longer than 7 days naturally, do the days after day 7 count as the monthly Niddah, or a separate uncleanness?

I'm sorry that question title is so long winded! To explain, the Torah says the woman is in the state of niddah for 7 days once she starts her period. The custom today is to add another 7 days before ...
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How must a woman dress in front of her husband during her days of niddah?

I have heard that during niddah a woman must follow the deoritah rules of tzinius but not necessarily the rabbinic ones. If this is the case then why, for example, is a tshirt fine when it goes above ...
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Harchakot while grieving, ch"v

If, G-d forbid, a wife learned of a terrible tragedy while a niddah, is there any possibility that her husband could hug her? To be clear, I am asking for respected sources that look at this matter ...
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Is negiah okay if the relationship would be forbidden?

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on this topic. Is non-sexual touch allowed between two people between whom a relationship would be halachically forbidden? I assume the answer is "yes" for, say, a ...
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Hormonal manipulation: Taharas hamishpacha vs. the woman's health

I know* it is quite common among observant Jewish couples to use hormonal methods to prolong, shorten, and/or reschedule the woman's cycle to make taharas hamichpacha timing align better with ...
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How early can a woman go to mikva after period?

Is there a way in which a woman wouldn't have to wait 5 days after the start of menses, starting the count of 7 days earlier in order to go to mikva?... I would like to hear a clear answer for a ...
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Re-using bedika cloths

Nowadays it is common for women to use 'one-time' disposable bedika cloths. Can these be laundered for reuse? My reason to think that this may not be possible is simply because I have never heard of ...
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Why do women wash before family purity bedika on Yom Kippur?

Rechitza--washing/bathing--is, it seems, Biblically prohibited on Yom Kippur. And yet I learned that a married woman who is due to make a bedikah--the twice-daily inspection for blood during niddah, ...
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How does one recover from Karet?

I know Teshuva will solve any transgression. Is there anything else that is required to heal one's self spiritually in the case of relations of a Jewish man with a Jewish woman who is a niddah?
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Do any movements forgo the seven clean days?

From what I understand the Torah only forbids a man from relations with his wife while she is on her period, until she goes to the Mikvah. The Rabbis decided to add the additional days as a stringency ...
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What is permissible on “anything-but” night (סמוך לוסתה)?

Please see here for the source that on the night of a woman's expected menstruation, anything other than "relations" proper is permitted. What acts are included under this permission? Put another way,...
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Newlyweds: Only four days before Hefsek Tahara?

I recently saw on Wikipedia something I had never heard before: that for newlyweds, "a bride counts only four days before performing a hefsek tahara, instead of the usual five." No citation was ...
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What happens if a new chazaka of a veset kavua appears to have occurred while an old chazaka was still in place?

Suppose a woman notices a somewhat complicated veset kavua (in particular, perhaps one that doesn't apply every month). For example, say that she notices that she began to menstruate on 8 Kislev every ...
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Can women pray when on their period?

I've recently learned that Muslim women aren't supposed to pray when they're on their period and do not fast when on their period. I've never heard of anything similar in Judaism. Can women pray when ...
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Menstruating on Wedding Day

What happens in the case of a bride menstruating on her wedding day or her menstruation ending a few days before her wedding day and cannot go to the mikvah? Does the rabbi refuse to perform the ...