I found a few light brown spots on my white underwear on day 1. I know the colour is okay because I once found a similar colour on a bedikah cloth and it was deemed okay by my Rav. My question is this: If the colour is okay, does the size still have to be less than a gris? One of the stains comes close to the size of a gris, and I 'm not sure whether I can consider it permissable if it is the size of a gris or larger.
For some reason I don't mind sending a bedikah cloth to my Rav, but I have a much harder time with my underwear and would like, if at all possible to avoid this.
Please let me know if I can carry on my count or must start with the following day ( I already obtained a clean hefsek the next day)
Thank you for your question.
When the color is okay, the stains do not have to be smaller than a gris. You may wish to consult your Rav by telephone to confirm that he need not evaluate it in person and that you may continue your count. It is a good practice to ask your Rav after he evaluates a bedikah if you need ask him again about the color you brought in.
We understand your hesitation in bringing underwear. If you are ever in a situation where you must bring underwear in, you could consider cutting out the piece in question. It sacrifices your underwear, but may help you feel more comfortable.
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