Niddah

Niddah (or nidah; Hebrew: נִדָּה‎) is a Hebrew term describing a woman during menstruation, or a woman who has menstruated and not yet completed the associated requirement of immersion in a mikveh (ritual bath).

In Leviticus, the Torah prohibits sexual intercourse with a niddah and the prohibition has been maintained in traditional Jewish law. The laws concerning niddah are also referred to as taharath hamishpacha (Hebrew for family purity).

Read more about Niddah:  Etymology and Usage, Application of The Torah, Privacy of The Niddah Process, Academic Studies of The Extra Days, Niddah in The Conservative Movement, Extent of Adherence To These Laws

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Conservative Halakha - Specific Decisions in Jewish Law - Niddah, Family Purity and Family Holiness
... on Jewish Law and Standards adopted three responsa on the subject of Niddah." ... These details included Contact between spouses during Niddah ... a rabbinic prohibition requiring spouses to completely refrain from touching each other during niddah and permitted nonsexual contact ...
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... By contact with certain bodily fluids—niddah, zav/zavah - This view is held by Orthodox Judaism and remains a traditional view within Conservative Judaism ... Although Conservative Judaism retains the concept of niddah and a prohibition on sexual relations during the niddah period (including childbirth), recent decisions by the Committee on Jewish Law and ... of a Holy Temple (as distinct from a synagogue hence a niddah cannot convey tumah today), found the concept of zavah no longer applicable, and permitted spouses to touch ...
Metzora (parsha) - Further Reading - Classical Rabbinic
93 Bekhorot 72 Arakhin 21 Negaim 11–1413 Parah 14, 65 Niddah 11–108 Zavim 11–512. 27 Challah 27 Sotah 18 Menachot 716, 101 Chullin 1014 Negaim 11–99 Niddah 11–919 Zavim 11–512. 6a, 39a Pesachim 37a Yoma 16b, 41b Megillah 11b–12a Niddah 1a– ...
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