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Can a woman stop going to mikveh if her husband doesn't care about it?

Having relations without first immersing in the mikveh is punished by kareit, which is a grave punishment (it also applies to violating Yom Kippur, Shabbat, idolatry, adultery, incest, etc.) The ...
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May a husband and wife swim together while the wife is niddah

There might be several problems with it, but not prohibited per se. One of the problems is that the husband cannot see body parts that are usually covered when the wife is "niddah". He may ...
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Can a Nidah do Kedushin?

The husband may put the ring on her finger if he does so without touching her skin, but some Rabbis might ask him to just put it in her hand. After this all normal laws of Niddah are followed. Yichud ...
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Chanah Earned Shmuel Through Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos?

Its in the back of Zraim, page 569 in the Frankel edition, not on the rambam itself. ועל שם זה נקראת צדקת הגדולה חנה ר"ת חל"ה נד"ה הדלק"ה שקיימה ג' מצות אלו כראוי ובכן נתן לה הקב&...
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Chanah Earned Shmuel Through Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos?

I haven't looked for the Haghos Maamonis yet, but it is probably based off the gemara in Brachos 31b אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי בְּרַבִּי חֲנִינָא: שָׁלֹשׁ אֲמָתוֹת הַלָּלוּ לָמָּה? — אָמְרָה חַנָּה לִפְנֵי ...
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Pulse feeling in ancient times

In ancient times, taking the pulse of a patient was a common way to determine if there was any sickness in the body. There's a interesting research 1 where it writes (Hajar R., 2018): Ancient ...
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Is a Semicha required for determining the status of a Safek Niddah

Questions concerning niddah can be determined by a Yoetzet Halacha. Please see the material below from the website of South Hampstead Synagogue, an orthodox synagogue (United Synagogue) in London NW3, ...
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Chanah Earned Shmuel Through Niddah, Challah, and Ner Shabbos?

Here’s the relevant text, as it is printed at the end of the Frankel edition Rambam Sefer Zeraim: ועל שם זה נקראת צדקת הגדולה חנה ר״ת ח׳לה נ׳דה ה׳דלקה שקיימה ג׳ מצות אלו כראוי ובכן נתן לה הקב״ה ...
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Menstrual flow of 12 years; any leniencies?

The Gemara in Nidda 54A discusses a situation like this. Although the Gemara says it’s highly unlikely, the situation is such that the woman has a menstrual flow every three days for three days, (or ...
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How did the Jews in Egypt have children if they couldn't go to the mikveh after giving birth?

For each midrashic author, you need to explore his world and see the underlying assumptions. When the author of Shemot Rabba wrote: מִפְּנֵי מָה הֵבִיא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא עֲלֵיהֶן דָּם, מִדָּה ...
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