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Berachos 021: Tevillah for Ba'alas Keri
The gemorah towards the end of Daf 21b says that a Zav that sees Keri
needs tevillah (for Divrei Torah -- even though it won't be mtahar
him from the status of being a Zav.) It says also an isha that is
poletes shicvas zera and then becomes a niddah also needs tevillah.
For what reason does she need tevillah? For Limud HaTorah? What Torah
is she learning? For Tefillah? Does this go back on the din of bal
keri from the mishneh before that an isha would also have all the
same dinim for?
Yehoshua, Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisrael
The Kollel replies:
1. Rashi on the Mishnah (26a, DH Zav) writes that the Nidah who was
Poletes Shichvas Zera requires Tevilah in order to be able to recite
Tefilas Shemoneh Esreh.
2. The Tiferes Yisrael (3:35) adds that without Tevilah she is
forbidden to learn Torah, to say Keri'as Shema or any Berachah.
3. We can see what Torah women learn from the Shulchan Aruch (Orach
Chaim 47:14) which states that women recite Birkas ha'Torah. The
Bi'ur Halachah there (DH Nashim) writes that this is because they
must learn the laws that are relevant to them. In addition, they must
say Parshas ha'Korbanos in the same way that they recite Shemoneh
Esreh. We see from this that reading the passage in the Torah dealing
with the Korbanos is considered like studying Torah.
4. We see therefore that an Ishah also possesses the Din of a Ba'al Keri.
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