Relations on yom hachodesh
Hello, I just realized that we had relations on the Chodesh. Is this criminally bad, it certainly was not intentional...my calendar counting was off and when I looked in the morning to configure it all, I came to this startling fact and thought oyyy what have we done, so before I officially "freak out" I wanted to contact you.
Thanks as always
Thank you for your question.
We are sorry to hear of your mistake.
The prohibition of relations on yom hachodesh is a rabbinic edict, which you violated inadvertently. In this case, there is no further halachic step to be taken. As they say, 'to err is human.' Although this is a serious matter, and regret is appropriate, you are not required to 'freak out,' officially or unofficially.
Instead, we suggest that you perform an act of teshuvah, such as giving tzedakah, and that you take steps to ensure that from now on veset calculations are made and noted on your calendar well in advance of mikveh immersion.
This internet service does not preclude, override or replace the psak of any rabbinical authority. It is the responsibility of the questioner to inform us of any previous consultation or ruling. As even slight variation in circumstances may have Halachic consequences, views expressed concerning one case may not be applied to other, seemingly similar cases.
If you have further questions or comments about this email, please click here to Ask the Yoetzet.
The Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha is a public service of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women. This project and others like it are made possible by contributions from people like you. If you have benefitted from the service, and wish to enable us to help others, click here to donate.