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Small red stain during clean days

23 November, 2006


I have read a few articles on your site relating to this issue but I would like a definitive answer…
I am in my second day of sheva neki'im. My bedikot have come out clean but I found a reddish stain in my underwear this morning. It was smaller than a Shekel but I am not sure if the leniency of size applies during the seven days.
Can I go on counting?
Thank you!


The leniency based on a stain's size does apply during the clean days.  A reddish stain that is definitely smaller than a shekel on white underwear does not invalidate the clean days (unless there was a hargashah).  You can go on counting.

(Note: A stain of any size on a bedikah may invalidate the clean days, depending on the color.)

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