Asking every month about similar colors
15 December, 2015
Hi and thanks again for a wonderful resource.
I've been married 8 months and almost every month so far I've taken a bedika cloth to a yoetzet, usually a hefsek tahara or first day check which is brown, and almost always she has ruled that it is ok.
Firstly, do most new brides ask so many times?
Secondly, if I am seeing the same colours every month, do I need to keep on asking, or can I just rely on the fact that it was acceptable previously?
Mazal tov on your recent marriage!
It is quite common for new brides to have frequent questions about stains and different shades of colors. As you gain more experience you will have a clearer understanding of which colors are acceptable and which still need to be brought for evaluation.
When the yoetzet rules that a color is acceptable, ask her whether you should continue to show her bedikot with that color in the future, or whether you can now evaluate them for yourself. Some "borderline" colors may always require the expertise of a rav or a yoetzet. Other colors may be clearly acceptable. For these, you can rely on the previous rulings you received, if you are sure it is the same hue and shade.
Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.
This internet service does not preclude, override or replace the psak of any rabbinical authority. It is the responsibility of the questioner to inform us of any previous consultation or ruling. As even slight variation in circumstances may have Halachic consequences, views expressed concerning one case may not be applied to other, seemingly similar cases. All health and health-related information contained within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with your health care professional. The advice is intended to offer a basis for individuals to discuss their medical condition with their health care provider but not individual advice. Although every effort is made to ensure that the material within Nishmat's Women's Health & Halacha Web site is accurate and timely, it is provided for the convenience of the Web site user but should not be considered official. Advice for actual medical practice should be obtained from a licensed health care professional.
For further questions or comments:
The Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Site is a public service of Nishmat, The Jeanie Schottenstein Center for Advanced Torah Study for Women. This project and others like it are made possible by contributions from people like you. If you have benefited from the service, and wish to enable us to help others, click here to donate.
Users of Internet filtering services: This site discusses sensitive subjects that some services filter without visual indication. A page that appears 100% complete might actually be missing critical Jewish-law or medical information. To ensure that you view the pages accurately, ask the filtering service to whitelist all pages under yoatzot.org.