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Bleeding during neki’im

1 December, 2004


Because of international travel to Israel, I postponed my immersion until my return (I could not be sure of counting 7 full days because of the time zone shifts). Before I was able to immerse, I experienced uterine bleeding. Must I count 7 full days again before immersing? There is a possibility of this being menstrual bleeding, as I have recently stopped taking birth control pills.


Yes. Any time you experience uterine bleeding, you must make a new hefsek taharah and begin a new seven day count.

In the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us or the hotline with questions. In the case of travel between time zones, the day of travel halachically stretches to ‘gain’ or shrinks to ‘lose’ the hours along with the traveler.

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