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Poskim who permit stains on pantiliners

8 November, 2015


Can you please tell me which rabbis paskin that disposable pads are not susceptible to impurity? My husband and I are not comfortable asking a rav about this, but from your site I found that Rav Moshe Feinstein does not consider toilet paper a problem and since we follow his ways, this has been a huge help in my life. If he did not consider pads a problem, that would be extremely helpful as well.


The argument for permitting stains found on pantiliners is similar to that which permits stains on toilet paper. Both are disposable and made of paper, nonwoven cotton or synthetic materials. Rav Moshe Feinstein does not specifically discuss pantiliners in his responsa on stains found on toilet paper, but Rav Ovadya Yosef does explicitly permit stains on pantiliners. See Taharat HaBayit, page 405.

The halachic supervisors of our websites (Rav Yehuda Henkin z”l, Rav Yacov Warhaftig, and Rav Kenneth Auman) all rule that disposable pads are not susceptible to ritual impurity.

This response was updated on 7 July 2022.

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