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Category: Niddah

Formalism and Reality in Hilkhot Niddah

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on February 5, 2010

One of the lesser well-known laws of niddah requires that husband and wife separate from sex on the day (or night) that the wife is expecting to get her period. This day is called the veset, and this requirement is learned from the verse “And you shall separate the Children of Israel from their impurity” (Lev. Continue Reading »

Hilkhot Niddah: Bedikot of Shiva Nikkiyim

by Rabbi Dov Linzer Posted on November 13, 2009

In hilkhot Niddah, the topic of bedikat shiva nikkiyim – the internal checking that a woman does during the seven days after cessation of bleeding – raises important questions. In general, it is a question how relevant the Brisker approach to learning – an approach which posits a chakira, two competing conceptual definitions of a law, and Continue Reading »