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 12:3
 12:4
12:4 Then, for 33 additional days, she shall have a waiting period during which her blood is ritually clean. Until this purification period is complete, she shall not touch anything holy and shall not enter the sanctuary.
Ushloshim yom ushloshet yamim teshev bidmey tahorah bechol-kodesh lo-tiga ve'el-hamikdash lo tavo ad-mel'ot yemey tahorah.



Commentary:

for 33 additional days
  Making a total of 40.

her blood is ritually clean
  That is, even if the woman experiences vaginal bleeding during this time, she does not have the status of a menstruant woman (Niddah 35b; Yad, Issurey Biyah 4:5; Rashbam). The current practice, however, is to consider the woman unclean if she bleeds, even during the latter 33 days (Yad, Issurey Biyah 11:5-7; Turey Zahav, Yoreh Deah 194:1).





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