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Forgot hefsek

8 June, 2005


I recently got married and have become a nida from dam betulim. I know I have to wait 4 + 7 but I forgot to do a hefsek tahara on the 4th day. I only did a bedikah on the first day of zayin nekiim. Do I need to wait an extra day?


Mazal tov on your marriage!

You must do a hefsek taharah the day before you begin to count your  seven clean days (shivah neki'im). These seven days have to be full days, so when the first day begins (at sunset) you need to know that you are clean. Thus, the day after the hefsek is your first of the shivah neki'im.

The bedikah you did counts as a hefsek, and the next day is the first of the seven clean days.

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