Nishmat's Women’s Health and HalachaIn memory of Chaya Mirel bat R' Avraham

  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Espnaol
  • Francais
Menu

Second marriage

16 January, 2006

Question:

I am reviewing the halachot of niddah with a friend. She is divorced and is going to remarry soon.
I just wanted to know if there are any halachot specific to a second marriage (besides the fact that she doesn't become niddah on the night of her wedding since she's no longer a betulah).
Thank you for your answer, and thank you for your great job.


Answer:

It is still important that she make a hefsek taharah, observe seven clean days, and immerse in a mikveh within four days of the wedding and schedule accordingly.  As you wrote, there is no requirement to separate after the first act of relations.  In some ways, this simplifies timing, since she will not try to schedule for her period to arrive soon after the wedding.  Also, the ketubah will not read "betulah." If it is a second wedding for both the bride and groom, sheva brachot will be recited on the day of the wedding, but not during the week that follows.

We cannot think of other halachic differences. There may be some differences in wedding customs, depending on the community; this should be discussed with the officiating rabbi.


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. All health and health-related information contained within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health care professional. The advice is intended to offer a basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider but not individual advice. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user but should not be considered official. Advice for actual medical practice should be obtained from a licensed health care professional.

For further questions or comments: 

The Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Site 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 benefited from the service, and wish to enable us to help others, click here to donate.


Users of Internet filtering services: This site discusses sensitive subjects that some services filter without visual indication. A page that appears 100% complete might actually be missing critical Jewish-law or medical information. To ensure that you view the pages accurately, ask the filtering service to whitelist all pages under yoatzot.org.