taharas hamishpachah


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


  • n. 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
      • 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

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