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Asking again about the same situation

30 December, 2015


Ever since I've been on the birth control pill I've been staining a lot and have been asking a lot of shilahs about an array of different situations that might render me nidah. If I already asked a shilah about a certain situation and the situation happened again, do I have to ask a shilah again? If the rav said it was fine, can I just assume that it's fine again?


It is difficult to answer your question without the specifics of the situation. In general, if you received a halachic ruling about a particular situation, you may follow that ruling if the same situation comes up again. However, sometimes there are relevant details which may affect the ruling, so it is best to ask again if you are unsure.

For the future, when you call your rav with a question you can ask him if you need to call back every time you encounter that specific situation or if you can simply apply his ruling to similar situations that may arise.

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