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

  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Espnaol
  • Francais
  • donate
Side Bar

The Challenge of Taharat Hamishpacha

Keeping the laws of niddah can be meaningful, rewarding, and fulfilling. Some women treasure the experience of immersion in the mikveh, and eagerly anticipate the monthly renewal of the physical relationship. Nevertheless, frustrating, stressful, or inconvenient situations can arise in the context of these laws. Newlyweds, and others accepting this observance for the first time, must master complex halachot while controlling intense feelings which are natural and positive. Some couples face long separations after childbirth or for medical reasons. Every couple that keeps this mitzvah will be challenged at some stage.

If your questions or concerns are not currently addressed on our site, please feel free to ask us online, or call Nishmat’s Golda Koschitzky Women’s Halachic Hotline to speak directly with a Yoetzet.

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

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.

Accessibility Toolbar