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1,072. When the Distances Apply
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153:14 When a woman is a niddah, if her husband is sick and there’s no one else available to take care of him except for her, she may do so in any way that does not involve touching him, including helping him up and supporting him. She must, however, be extremely careful about washing his […]
1,071. Pouring a Cup
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153:12 When a woman is a niddah, she may not pour a glass of wine for her husband in his presence or bring it to him and place it on the table before him. She may also not make his bed in his presence, though when she is not in his presence, everything is permitted […]
1,070. Modesty
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153:10 When a woman is a niddah, her husband may not look at any part of her body that is normally kept covered. He may look at normally-uncovered places even if he derives enjoyment from this. He may not smell her perfume or listen to her sing. 153:11 It is appropriate, when they are alone […]
1,069. Beds and Seats
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153:8 When a woman is a niddah, she and her husband may not sleep in the same bed. This is true even if it is not her own bed, even if each one is dressed, even if they are not touching each other, and even if each one has their own mattress. Even if they […]
1,068. Eating and Drinking Together
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153:6 When a woman is a niddah, she and her husband may not eat at the same table without some sort of visual reminder, such as placing something in between their plates that is not normally on the table at other times. Alternately, she may change her seat. If they normally eat from the same […]
1,067. Distancing
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153:4 Leviticus 18:19 says, “Do not approach a woman in her state of menstrual uncleanliness.” From the words “do not approach,” we understand that any kind of approaching is not allowed, such as joking around and levity. One may, however, be alone with one’s wife when she is a niddah. Since they have already had […]
1,066. Finding a Stain
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153:2 Even if a woman didn’t feel the blood issuing from her uterus, but rather she found a blood stain on her skin, on her undergarments, on her bed linen, or anywhere else, if she cannot attribute it to any cause other than that it came from her uterus, then she is ritually unclean. If […]
1,065. Hilchos Niddah
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152:17 Rav Berona said in the name of Rav that if one sleeps in the room of a man and his wife, then the verse “the women of My people you cast from the houses of their pleasure” (Micah 2:9) applies to him because his presence prevents their intimacy. Rav Yosef added that this is […]