Halacha Tag: hefsek

Hefsek Tahara – Confirming that the Period has Ended

On the fifth day, before sunset, the woman performs a hefsek tahara. A hefsek tahara is a regular bedikah which shows that the period has stopped completely. Thus, a woman who got her period any time between sunset of Shabbat and sunset of Sunday, would do a hefsek tahara on Thursday afternoon, prior to sunset. […]

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Waiting Five Days

A woman must wait a minimum of five days after her period began before confirming that it ended. Included in these five days is the day that her period started. Some Sephardic communities wait only four days. In common practice, most women do not get a clean hefsek tahara before the fifth day. A woman […]

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