What are the laws of Taharat HaMishpacha?

Abstract. PIP: The laws of Taharat HaMishpacha (Family purity), which regulate coital activity among Orthodox Jews according to menstrual cycle phase in a population that generally does not use contraception, have potentially important effects on fertility.

What are the laws of niddah?

The laws of niddah were initially based in the Torah. Leviticus 15:19 states, “When a woman has a discharge, her discharge being blood from her body, she shall remain in her impurity for seven days; whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening.”

What is a Bedikah cloth?

The bedikah cloth or “checking cloth,” called an id [“cloth”] or an “eid”[“witness”] in Hebrew, is a clean piece of white cloth used in the process of purifying a niddah. It is used by observant Jewish women to determine whether they have finished menstruation.

What does ONAH mean in Hebrew?

due season, period, stage
The Hebrew word onah ({{Hebrew:עוֹנָה}}) is used in Jewish law to refer to the interval at which a husband must satisfy his wife’s conjugal needs. The word also appears in the laws of niddah. In rabbinic Hebrew, the word literally means “due season, period, stage”.

What do you wear to a mikvah?

The idea of mikvah is that there is no barrier between the person and the water. This means not only no clothes but also no jewelry, makeup, nail polish, fake nails or beauty products on the hair or skin.

Why is mikvah important?

The Mishna (Jewish code of law) describes in elaborate detail the requirements for ritually proper water and for the quantity of water required for ritual cleansing. In former times, a mikvah was so essential to each community of Jews that, if necessary, a synagogue could be sold to finance its construction.

What does Bedikah mean in English?

the ritual inspection
Definition of bedikah : the ritual inspection (as of a ceremonial act, person, or object) to ascertain fitness or unfitness according to rabbinical law.

How early can I do a Hefsek Tahara?

The Hefsek Tahara refers to the bedika that is typically performed on the 5th day of the period (day 4 for Sefardim). The objective of this bedika is to confirm that the period has ended and allow the woman to begin counting her 7 clean days on the following day.

What is the mitzvah of ONAH?

The onah commandment The term “mitzvat onah” (a mitzvah performed at a set time period) refers to a husband’s conjugal obligations toward his wife and is also used as a halachic euphemism for marital relations.