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Rabbi Gideon Weitzman

Elul 7, 5768
Question
A question was asked about waiting periods after childbirth. The answer was given as follows: "Mazal Tov, generally we do not hold by the Torah law of a specific waiting period after giving birth, unless you have a specific family minhag to do the opposite. Therefore when the bleeding has ceased you can check for seven clean days and then go to the mikvah." I am confused by the language here. How do we not hold by a Torah law?
Answer
Shalom U'verachah, Since the Torah laws relates to tumah and taharah that we do not hold today and therefore whenever there is bleeding we hold that a woman needs to count seven clean days and then go to the mikvah. Kol Tuv
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