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Onah beinonit postpartum

22 January, 2007

Question:

My wife gave birth 9.5 months ago and is on the mini-pill. I was under the impression that for the first two years we only have to keep the vestot haflagah and hachodesh. Is there an opinion that supports this? Thank you very much for your time.


Answer:

There is a halachic debate about a woman keeping onah beinonit during the first two years after childbirth.  Most halachic authorities, including Rabbi Henkin, the halachic supervisor of this website, rule that today once a nursing woman has resumed menses, she goes back to keeping all halachot, and observes all three vesatot.  You might want to check with your rabbi to find out if his opinion differs on this matter. 


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