Thursday, June 21, 2012
Niddah 30 – A Forgetful Woman
If a woman miscarried on a fortieth day after conception (which she knows because it is forty days after she went to the mikveh), she need not be concerned that it was a child, and therefore the laws of ritual impurity of childbirth do not apply to her. If, however, it is the forty-first day, she must observe all the limitations of the birth of a male, and all of the female, and a regular niddah law, as if there was no birth.
Art: Ubaldo Gandolfi - Portrait of a Young Woman Thought to be the Artist's Wife