Monday, June 24, 2013

What's a Niddah to Do?

So you're a Niddah at Messianic shul or perhaps church.  A woman comes up to you to hug you.  Do you put up a hand to stop her and say, "I can't touch right now.  It's my time..."

Someone told me about a Niddah that said just that.  It turned out that the rejected woman felt offended.

QUESTION:

Was the Niddah in this situation correct?  Or did she have another option?  Was she being too strict?


5 comments:

  1. I think she was being too strict, as far as I know Niddah should only come into effect between a husband and wife.

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    1. Check this out:

      Lev. 15:19 "19 “‘When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and ANYONE who touches her will be unclean till evening."

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  2. Even her baby if she is nursing?

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    1. Ha! Touche, Dan. I don't have a response for that one. : )

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    2. Well, my wife just taught me something about women that I didn't know: It turns out that nursing mothers have hormones that completely suppress menstruation. I just checked some medical sources which confirmed that this is true.

      This is interesting, no?

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