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Red fibre on bedikah?

19 January, 2016

Question:

After doing a bedika on day 1 of my clean days I saw what looked like a red fibre on the bedika cloth. I tried to look closer to determine what is was, but it came off on my finger, leaving no mark on the cloth, so I didn't ask a question on it as there was nothing to show. I had just been holding my one year old son, who was wearing red pants.

I am now on day 5 of my clean days but this keeps playing on my mind. Can I assume that it was a red clothing fibre and not blood? I have seen nothing on the subsequent bedika cloths.


Answer:

Based on your description, you may disregard what you saw on the bedikah cloth and it did not affect your clean days.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

B'hatzlacha!


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