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- WHEN DOES A WOMAN HAVE A "CHEZKAS TAHARAH" TO HER HUSBAND?
OPINIONS: The Gemara stipulates that the Chezkas Taharah that all women
have which permits them to their husbands applies only before the time of
their Veses. Once the time for their Veses has arrived, they cannot be
assumed to be Tahor without doing a Bedikah and informing their husbands
that they are Tahor.
- The RAMBAM (Hilchos Isurei Bi'ah 4:9) rules that this is only the case
if the woman had a fixed time when she menstruated (Veses Kavua). If a
woman does not have a fixed time for menstruating, then she does not have a
Chezkas Taharah and she must check and inform her husband that she is
- TOSFOS and the RASHBA (DH Hachi Itmar) disagree. They rule that even if
she did not have a Veses Kavua she still has a Chezkas Taharah. The Rashba
adds that had there been such a difference between women with a Veses Kavua
and women without a Veses Kavua, the Gemara should have suggested that this
is what Rav Huna really meant to say when he made a distinction between
Veses Kavu'a and Veses She'eino Kavu'a.
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