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Is it necessary to rotate cloth?

23 July, 2014

Question:

When doing bedikot in the shiva nekiim, am I required to completely rotate the cloth and twist my finger all the way around? Or is it enough to push gently into all the crevices moving my finger from side to side?


Answer:

The cloth should be rotated.  You can rotate a half circle in each direction if performing a full rotation is too difficult for you.  

If a woman performs a bedikah without a rotation, it is usually judged acceptable after the fact.


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