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Black underwear, white stockings

1 March, 2008


My wife is breastfeeding and had a staining on black underwear which went through to the white crotch of her stockings , is this a problem because it appeared in the end on the white part (the size was larger than permitted) or is it ok because it first went through black?


Although it first went through black cloth, the stain that got through to the white cloth cannot be dismissed as a stain on a colored surface.

If the size of the stain on the white cloth is clearly larger than a gris, it still may prove helpful to have the stain's color evaluated by a rabbi.  Also, the status of synthetic fabrics with respect to stains is a matter of halachic dispute.  If the white crotch was synthetic, that should be mentioned to the rabbi, as it may provide grounds for leniency. 

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