Halacha Tag: vestot

Bedikah

A woman examines herself on the day or night of her vest to verify that the period has not yet started. A woman can do the bedikah at any point during the vest, however, it is better to do the bedikah as early as possible so that it is not forgotten. If one forgot to […]

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Perisha – Separation

During the vest, sexual relations are prohibited, even if the woman did a bedikah which was clean. Other forms of physical intimacy are permitted by halacha. Even though other forms of affection are permitted, it is proper to refrain from excessive physical intimacy which can lead to sexual relations. Physical touch in a non-intimate way, […]

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Vest Onah Beinonit – Average Vest

The vest onah beinonit is the 30 days from the start of the last period. This vest is a standard vest for all women, since, as explained earlier, we assume that she may start a regular and exact cycle at any time. Therefore, there is a vest of 30 days, for that was the average […]

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Vest Haflagah – Length of Cycle

Haflagah means the length of the previous cycle. This is calculated as the number of days between the last two periods, starting from the day the first period started, until and including the day the second period started. For example, if a woman got a period on the 1st of Nissan and the next period […]

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Vest Chodesh – Date of Month

The vest chodesh means the date of the lunar month of the last time the woman got her period. The following month the woman must treat that date as a vest. It does not make a difference if the preceding month had 29 days and the next month has 30 days, or vice versa. Either […]

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Introduction to Vestot

There are halachot applicable specifically to the time a woman is expecting her period. This time is called the vest. In Biblical times, and until recently, most women would get their period at a set time. Their cycles were very consistent. The period would either come on the same day of the month every time, […]

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