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After the woman went to the mikveh and has not yet seen any blood there is time when she is expecting her next period during which she is forbidden to her husband.
When is the veset?
- Most poskim hold that all calculations are based on viewing the day from sunrise to sunset and the night from sunset to sunrise.
How long is a veset?
- Some Ashkenazic poskim consider a veset 24 hours, the time period when she expects to see blood and also the time period beforehand. Others are lenient.
What is forbidden during the veset?
- Most poskim hold that really the only activity that is forbidden during a veset is for the couple to be together. However, one who is stringent to avoid any affectionate touch, hugging and kissing will be blessed. Some poskim hold that hugging and kissing are forbidden.
- Sidrei Tahara 184:4, Taharat Habayit v. 1 p. 59-60
- Rav Moshe Feinstein (Igrot Moshe 3:48) is strict for the Or Zaruah.
- Rabbi Mordechai Willig (Niddah shiur 45 min 35-41) holds that we can be lenient against the Or Zaruah since that is the opinion of the Shulchan Aruch, Rama, Taz, and Chavot Daat. Also, even the Shach who is concerned for the Or Zaruah holds that it only applies if she has a fixed veset but since most woman don't have that we can be lenient. Taharat Habayit v. 1 pp. 55-58 holds that Sephardim should follow Shulchan Aruch and don't need to follow the Or Zaruah unlike the Ben Ish Chai (Tzav no. 1).
- Shulchan Aruch YD 184:2 writes that only being together is forbidden.
- Chatom Sofer YD 2:170