impurity
The Status of the Menstruant Woman

The Status of the Menstruant Woman

When a woman has her menstrual period she becomes ritually impure. The Torah laws concerning this (referred to as the laws of niddah) are the basis of family purity, one of the most important aspects of the Jews status as a holy nation....

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Why Giving Birth Renders A Mother Impure

Why Giving Birth Renders A Mother Impure

Leviticus (chapter 12) discusses the laws relating to a woman who has given birth. It mandates a seven-day period of impurity for a woman after giving birth to a male, during which she is forbidden to her husband and is not able to come...

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