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Hefsek after dam betulim

22 August, 2006


A new Kallah asked me this question at her sheva brachot but I do not remember the answer . The question was as follows: If she saw her Dam Betulim on a Monday do the four subsequent niddah days start that day or is day one Tuesday? Is her Hefsek done on Thursday night or Friday night?
Thank you


As you wrote, a kallah who is separating only because of dam betulim needs to wait only four days before counting seven clean days.  Thus, if she saw dam betulim on Monday before shekiah (sunset), then Monday is day one of the four days and the hefsek taharah is late Thursday afternoon, with mikveh scheduled for the following Thursday night.  If she saw the dam betulim after shekiah, then Tuesday is day one and the hefsek taharah is late Friday afternoon.

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