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Red crumb on bedikah

3 April, 2006

Question:

I found a tiny red crumb on the bedikah cloth on the morning of day 5 of the zayin nikiyim. I was able to move it around on the cloth and took it off. The cloth was then totally clean. Is this a problem? Thanks.


Answer:

If you still have the "crumb," you should bring it to your rav for evaluation

If you no longer have it, and the "crumb" was small enough to have been on the cloth unnoticed prior to your bedikah and the cloth underneath was unstained, then you may continue with your clean days.  In the future, however, the best practice is to show the cloth untouched to a rav for evaluation.


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