taharas hamishpachah


taharat hamishpachah (tah-hah-RAHT ha-meesh-pah-CHAH) listen


  • n. The body of law surrounding menstruation.

  • n. Marital purity.

Example Sentences

  • "Most chossonim and kallahs earn taharas hamishpachah in the weeks before their wedding."

  • "Rabbi Feldman gave an impassioned plea for the promotion of taharat mishpacha." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • טהרת המשפחה, lit. 'family purity'

    • Who Uses This

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


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      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


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

      Alternative Spellings

      tahoras mishpocha, taharas mishpokhe, taharas mishpocha, taharat mishpacha, taharat hamishpachah, taharat ha-mishpachah, taharat hamishpachah, taharat ha-mishpacha, taharat ha-mishpakhah, taharat ha-mishpakha

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