Understanding the עונת אביאסף (Part II)

In our last segment: We introduced the concept of an “עונה” – the duration of a יום הוסת. We saw seen that the עונה is defined as either a night or a day. We noted that the גמרא says the עונה of the night ends (and the עונה of the day starts) at נץ החמה (sunrise) – despite the fact that generally speaking the halachic…

Understanding the עונת אביאסף (Part One)

לרגל שובבי”ם ת”ת תשע”ו Abstract: This essay will explore the Halachic basis for the עונת אביאסף and in the process will address various idiosyncratic curiosities  particular to וסתות and will attempt to shed light on them. Many Ashkenazic Jews are aware of the עונת אור זרוע, but people are much less familiar with the עונת אביאסף. This is despite the fact that עונת אביאסף arguably…