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Red-and-white stain

20 April, 2003

Question:

On the fifth day of shivah neki'im I found a stain on my white underwear.  There was a small red dot in the middle of white discharge.  The white was larger than a gris but the red was MUCH smaller.  If it were alone I would know it wasn't a problem – does being part of a larger discharge change the halakha?


Answer:

As long as the red (or reddish) color is smaller than a gris (approximately the area of a US dime or an Israeli shekel), the fact that it's part of a larger discharge does not matter and you may continue counting shivah neki'im.


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