Monday, July 19, 2010

Mitzvah #193 - Niddah

It is forbidden to have relations with a Niddah until she has gone to the Mikveh.

Included in Niddah are women who have given birth, had a period or are staining. The Niddah phase continues for 7 days after no blood is seen, and until she dips in a Mikveh under supervision of a trained Mikveh-lady.

The laws of Niddah are one of the few Mitzvot for which one should give up one's life  rather than transgress.

A couple may not get married until they have studied the Halachot of Niddah.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere

Verse: "Do not draw close to a woman when she is a Niddah..." (Vayikra 18:19)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 132

For an overview of the laws of Niddah, try For some of the detailed Halachot, try

- Danny
Monday, 8 Av 5770

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