Laws of Nidda – A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts

YD 183: NOT WAITING SEVEN DAYS BEFORE RESUMING MARITAL RELATIONS AFTER PRE-CONVERSION MENSTRUATION

Since Gentiles are not bound by the laws of menstruation, a giyoret who had menstruated before her conversion does not have to wait the required seven clean days before (remarrying and) cohabitating with her husband.  However, a woman who converts while she is menstruating is rendered a nidda immediately upon her conversion.

YD 189: CALCULATING A MENSTRUAL CYCLE (A VESET)

A giyoret calculates her veset from her pre-conversion cycle. This is because menstrual cycles are based purely on biological phenomena.

YD 192: DELAYING QUICK MARRIAGES ENTERED OUT OF DESIRE (CHIMMUD)

Although a couple must normally wait a minimum of seven days between an accepted proposal or a betrothal and the actual marriage due to concern about any excessive desire [on her part], a converting married couple does not have to wait before marrying again in accordance with halacha.  This is because there is no concern about excessive desire.

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