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Taharot haMishpaha, US Zone, Germany, United Nations Relief Association

פארטראג איבער טהרת המשפחה - Women - Holocaust

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  • Lot Number 51183
  • Title (English) Taharot haMishpaha
  • Title (Hebrew) פארטראג איבער טהרת המשפחה
  • Note Women - Holocaust
  • Author R. Abraham Dover Kahana-Shapira
  • City US Zone, Germany
  • Publisher United Nations Relief Association
  • Publication Date 1946?
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1889960
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Physical Description:

Second edition. 124 pp., 207:143 mm., nice crisp margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.


Detailed Description:   

Work in Yiddish and Hebrew, issued for Holocaust survivors in the DP camps by the Agudat Israel and Bet Jacob Organization in Germany. The work was originally printed in Kaunas (Kovno) in 1936 for the first religious Women's conference. Taharot haMishpaha deals with the laws of Niddah, during which time according to Jewish law, a woman is forbidden to maintain sexual relations with her husband during and for some time both before and after her menses. The laws relating to the menstruous woman comprise some of the most fundamental principles of the halakhic system, while a scrupulous observance of their minutiae has been one of the distinguishing signs of an exemplary traditional Jewish family life. Among the most difficult and intricate in the entire range of the halakhah, these laws are elucidated in a lengthy and detailed tractate of the same name devoted to the subject. However, on a practical basis, more concise and less discursive works are necessary for observance by woman of these laws.