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Niddah 12

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 4, 2019 | ื•ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

Does a woman who doesn’t deal with pure items need to check herself before and after relations with her husband? What are the differences regarding checking before/after relations between women who have regular cycles and those who don’t. There is a tannatic debate regarding whether or not a woman who does not have a regular…

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Niddah 13

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 5, 2019 | ื–ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

Even though for women it is good to check themselves often, for men is it considered bad to check themselves often (for semen, which is impure) as touching themselves could bring upon seminal emissions which is considered a serious trangression. The gemara explains that it is bad as it reflects a loss of life and…

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Niddah 14

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 6, 2019 | ื—ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The mishna and gemara deal with examinations that women do before and after having sex. What are we not concerned that maybe the blood came from a louse? What if the examination cloth wasn’t checked before and after the examination, she put it in a box and the following day found it had blood on…

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Niddah 15

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 7, 2019 | ื˜ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

There are different interpretations regarding the three stages manetioned in the mishna about a woman finding blood after intercourse (particularly between the second a third stage). The gemara discusses the differnt approaches. Can a husband assume that his wife is not in nidda, esp. if he comes home from a trip and does she need…

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Niddah 16

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 8, 2019 | ื™ืณ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

Are laws of vestotย  (when a woman is expected to get her period) rabbinic or from the Torah? Is it a subjec tof debate among tannaim and emoraim? There is a debate between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel regarding one who has relations multiple times a night – how many examinations does a woman who…

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Niddah 17

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 9, 2019 | ื™ืดื ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The gemara brings more statements regarding behaviors that are frowned upon. Is it permitted to have sex during the day? In the light of a candle? Is snow susceptible to impurity? What is the status of blood that leaves the vaginal canal that comes from the uterus? It depends on what side the blood is…

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Niddah 18

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 10, 2019 | ื™ืดื‘ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

How do the different opinions regarding impurity of blood found in the vaginal canal correspond to the braitot that Rabbi Chiya and Rav Katina brought. Rabbi Yochanan says there are three cases that the rabbis follow the majority and treat is as definite. The gemara asks – what about other cases like the 9 kosher…

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Niddah 19

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 11, 2019 | ื™ืดื’ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

What color of blood render a woman a nidda? Are there blood colors that are pure? This is derived from the verses regarding a rebellious elder. The gemara goes over the different opinions in the mishna regarding colors. They define what exactly is “red” mentioned in the mishna.

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Niddah 20

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 12, 2019 | ื™ืดื“ ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The rabbis try to describe the different colors and shades – are shades also impure? In the time o fthe emoraim there were rabbis that were hesitant to pasken regarding colors are they were unsure of the differences between pure and impure colors.

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Niddah 21

By Michelle Cohen Farber / November 13, 2019 | ื˜ืดื• ื‘ืžืจื—ืฉื•ื•ืŸ ืชืฉืดืค

The gemara talks about pieces that are discharged from a woman’s body -if there is no blood alongside them, are they impure? Is it possible for the uterus to open without blood coming out?

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