Kislev 5781 November 2020

Nov 30, 2020 | new newsletters | 0 comments


Dear Friends,

Chodesh tov. Kislev provides us the welcome opportunity to bask in and spread light to our fellow Yidden.

We at Tahareinu are zocheh to bring light to people in need every day. The numbers of hotline calls and consultations keeps rising, and we’re now further lighting candle after candle with our second Tahareinu Certification Course (in English and Yiddish) currently in full swing.

This month features a detailed outline of our recent webinar – info many people are unaware of. Read the overview.

Secondly, in order to continue spreading light, we are gearing up for our annual campaign – see below for introductory details

Looking forward to a Kislev full of light.


Rabbi Yitzchok and Mrs. Chaya Melber
Tahareinu Founders and Directors

Tahareinu Tips From Our Recent Webinar

Last month hundreds of rabbanim, rebbetzins, chassan and kallah teachers, and medical and mental health professionals watched a very informative Tahareinu webinar surveying medical advances for reproductive health.


Here’s an overview of new topics covered in the webinar. (Other topics were covered in
previous newsletters.) You can also watch the full webinar here.

Chronic Endometritis

Chronic Endometritis is an infection which is a major cause of miscarriage, often leading people directly to fertility treatments instead of the more simple route of ridding the infection first. Women can have a biopsy taken via hysteroscopy, and take a particular antibiotic if it’s positive.

Diagnosing POI

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (formerly known as premature ovarian failure). AMH blood work is the best way to assess follicle reserves, and determine if medication will help conception or if embryo freezing is recommended. Not all medical providers will order this blood work – you might need to request it and/or go private – a worthy investment

Female pain

Female pain during intimacy. It’s a chicken and egg question: Are muscles tightening due to current pain or is the association with past pain making the woman tense up? In other words, is the cause physical or mental/emotional, or a combination? The first stage in diagnosis is to identify the specific location and type of pain. From there, we can hopefully determine the cause and therefore the treatment. We do not send anyone to a psychologist or physical therapist before they receive a medical diagnosis. Treatments may include physical therapy, nutrition, creams, laser surgery or others.

Other webinar topics include:

IVF Timing.

Using ERA (Endometrial Receptivity Analysis) determine the ideal window for IVF implantation.


(Premenstrual syndrome versus premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Possibly avoid antidepressants using natural and medical treatments.


Miscarriage. Depending on the circumstances, it might be recommended to avoid D&C in favor of medication and hysteroscopy

AUB (abnormal uterine bleeding)

A regimen for diagnosing causes (see screenshot above) is very helpful for determining treatment.

HMB (heavy menstrual bleeding)

Determine cause of HMB, then treat with non- hormonal or hormonal solutions, or surgery


Heavily painful menstruation and/or intimacy due to inner uterine lining growing outside of the uterus. Find out about medications or surgery to alleviate the condition.


We’re looking forward to our annual campaign, planned for December 27-28, 2020 in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe and Eretz Yisrael.

Want to be involved? Find out details here

Got a question about relieving tahara problems, infertility, reproductive health, pain or other related issues?

call the Tahareinu hotline

Call the Tahareinu Hotline!

For ongoing infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, or reproductive genetic issues,
you and your spouse are warmly invited to schedule an in-person, phone or Zoom consultation with our founder and president, Rabbi Yitzchok Melber.

Please send an email to Include your first name and location, and briefly describe your issue.

Personal consultations are for more involved reproductive issues. Note the Israel
office has reopened for in-person consultations,
in line with the country’s coronavirus status.

Most Tahareinu issues are addressed by our hotline advisors, 13 hours a day, 5 days a week. If you are unsure whether to schedule a consultation, call the hotline first.