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1)

How do we know that the blood of a woman is Tamei only if it emerges from its source in the womb)?

1.

Rashi: We learn it from "v'Hi Gilsah Es Mekor Damehah" (20:18),

2)

Why does the Pasuk add the phrase "Dam Yihyeh Zovah..."?

1.

Rashi and Rashbam: To teach us that it is only red (blood) that is Metamei, but not white like the Zov of a Zav. 1


1

See Targum Yonasan, who lists other colors that are similar to blood-red and that are also Metamei. See also Ba'al ha'Turim.

3)

Why is she called 'Nidah'?

1.

Rashi: Because she is 'banished' from touching all people. 1


1

As in Iyov, 18:18 (Rashi).

4)

How many sightings must she have in order to be Tamei for seven days?

1.

Rashi: Even if she sees only once she is Tamei for seven days.

5)

Why does a Nidah not bring a Korban?

1.

Ramban (11): Nidah is normal. She was not healed from an illness.

6)

The Torah did not say how a Nidah becomes Tehorah!

1.

Da'as Zekenim, from Avodah Zarah 75b): "B'Mei Nidah" (Bamidbar 31:23) hints that a Nidah immerses in a Mikveh [after the seven days].

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