taharas hamishpachah

Alternative Spellings

tahoras mishpocha, taharas mishpokhe, taharas mishpocha, taharat mishpacha, taharat hamishpachah


  • the body of law surrounding menstruation, lit. "family purity"

Example Sentences

  • "Most chossonim and kallahs [grooms and brides] learn taharas hamishpachah in the weeks before their wedding."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


טהרת המשפחה

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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