Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Marriage Companion - Introduction

Marriage Companion
Introduction
Who Should Use Marriage Companion
How to use Marriage Companion
Support Marriage Companion

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Introduction

Halachic Concepts
Introduction
Concepts and Challenges
Torah Law and Rabbinic Law (D'Oraita and D'Rabbanan)
Communities and their Customs
Torah Sources for Hilchot Niddah

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Niddah

Basic Concepts
Introduction
What is Niddah?
Hargashah (Sensation)
Stains
Ketamim (Stains)
Possible Hargashah
Toilet Paper and Feminine Hygiene Pads
Concerns about Leniencies
VIDEO LESSON: Stains
Variations
Other Ways of Becoming Niddah
Dam Makkah: Bleeding from Injury
Unit Review
Summary
Questions

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Becoming Tehorah

Overview
Introduction
Hefsek Taharah
How to Do a Hefsek Taharah
Timing of Hefsek Taharah
VIDEO LESSON: How to do a Bedikah
The Moch Dachuk
The Minimum Waiting Period
Explanation for the Five-Day Minimum (Optional)
Shivah Neki'im
The Shivah Neki'im
Sample Calendars for Shivah Neki'im
Staining or Bleeding During Shivah Neki'im
Evaluating Bedikot
Problems during the Shivah Neki'im
Asking Questions
Why to Ask a Question to a Rabbi or Yoetzet Halacha
How to Ask a Question to a Rabbi or Yoetzet Halacha
The Role of a Yoetzet Halacha
VIDEO LESSON: Asking Halachic Questions
Unit Review
Summary
Questions

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Mikveh

Overview
Introduction
Mikveh
Chatzitzah: A Barrier that Invalidates Immersion
Preparation
How to Prepare for Immersion: Chafifah (Cleansing)
How to Prepare for Immersion: FAQs
How to Prepare for Immersion : Iyun (Inspection)
When to Prepare
Where to Prepare & What to Bring
Checklist Before Tevilah
Immersion
The Mikveh Attendant
Tevilah: Immersion in the Mikveh
Timing and Scheduling
Finding a Problem After Immersion
Mikveh Etiquette
VIDEO LESSON: Mikveh Tour
Shabbat and Yom Tov
What is a Kosher Mikveh?
Unit Review
Summary
Questions

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Harchakot

Overview
Introduction
Why the Harchakot were Enacted
Harchakot
Touching and Passing Objects
Mealtimes
Bedroom Arrangements
Signs of Affection
Appropriate Dress
VIDEO LESSON: Practical Advice for Dealing with Harchakot
Illness: Caring for a Spouse
Emotional Aspects of Harchakot
Sense and Sensitivity
VIDEO LESSON: Dealing with Harchakot
VIDEO LESSON: Dealing Emotionally with Being Niddah
VIDEO LESSON: Taharat Hamishpacha and Your Relationship
Unit Review
Summary
Questions

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Vesatot

Onot Perishah
Introduction
Conduct during Onot Perishah
What is an Onah?
Calculations
An Irregular Cycle (Veset She'Eino Kavua)
Yom Hachodesh
The Haflagah
Onah Beinonit
Establishing a Veset Kavua
Uprooting a Veset Kavua
Veset Haguf
Vesatot and Hormonal Treatments
Keeping a Calendar
Determining the Onset of Menstruation
More Rules (Optional)
Additional Onot
Unusual Rules
Pregnancy, Nursing, and Menopause
Unit Review
Summary
Calendar Practice
Questions

Taharat Hamishpacha Review - Halacha In-Depth

Halachic Development
Introduction
From the Torah to Contemporary Practice: Niddah & Zavah
From the Torah to Contemporary Practice: Childbirth
Sources
Sources: Definition of Niddah and Zavah
Sources: Colors of Blood
Sources: Hefsek Taharah
Sources: Timing of Hefsek Taharah

Marriage and Women's Health - Introduction

Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction
Female Reproductive Anatomy
The Menstrual Cycle

Marriage and Women's Health - Pregnancy & Childbirth

Pregnancy
Introduction
Conception
Pregnancy
Vaginal Bleeding during Pregnancy
Vesatot During Pregnancy
Fasting During Pregnancy and Childbirth
Prenatal Testing
Miscarriage
Childbirth
Childbirth
Labor and Childbirth on Shabbat and Yom Tov
Induction
Cesarean Section

Marriage and Women's Health - Postpartum & Breastfeeding

Postpartum
Introduction
Mikveh Postpartum
Postpartum Moods
Vesatot Postpartum
VIDEO LESSON: Postpartum Health & Halacha
Harchakot Postpartum
VIDEO LESSON: The Postpartum Period
VIDEO LESSON: Practical Tips Postpartum
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
Halachot of Breastfeeding
Expressing Breastmilk
Fasting While Breastfeeding
VIDEO LESSON: Breastfeeding

Marriage and Women's Health - Family Planning

Overview
Introduction
Family Planning in Halacha
Halachic Principles and Contraceptive Methods
Choosing a Contraceptive Method
Contraceptive Methods
Hormonal Contraception
The Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Barrier Methods
Spermicides
Fertility Awareness Method
Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM)
Emergency Contraception
Rav Yehuda Henkin's Rulings on Family Planning

Marriage and Women's Health - Gynecology

Overview
Introduction
Gynecological Procedures in Halacha
Gynecological Procedures
Manual Examination
Speculum Examination
Pap smear
Vaginal Ultrasound
Hysteroscopy
Checking for Non-Uterine Sources of Bleeding

Marriage and Women's Health - Infertility

Overview
Introduction
Fertility Challenges
Diagnosis & Treatment
Infertility Diagnosis
Infertility Treatment
Ovulation Before Mikveh: Evaluation
Ovulation Before Mikveh: Solutions
VIDEO LESSON: Ovulation before Mikveh
Shabbat and Yom Tov
Resources
Fertility Support

Marriage and Women's Health - Menopause

Menopause
Introduction
Perimenopause
Menopause
Mikveh after Menopause

Marriage and Women's Health - Intimacy

Intimacy
Introduction
A Conceptual Approach to Sexuality
The Mitzvah of Onah
Halachot of Marital Relations
Sexual Anatomy and Physiology
Intimacy throughout Marriage
Sexual Pain Disorders

Marriage and Women's Health - Shalom Bayit

Shalom Bayit
Introduction
Little Things Count
Mitzvot Bein Adam L'Chaveiro (Interpersonal Mitzvot)
Communication
Conflict
Children, In-Laws, and Finances
Household Finances
Expert Advice


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