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Bedikah on onat perishah

4 May, 2016


Hi – I have two questions regarding the onot perisha days.

Firstly, I know there are some authorities who hold that you only need to do one bedikah on these days. If one chooses to follow this psak, when should the bedikot be conducted? At the beginning of the onah or at the end?

Secondly, if a woman finds a stain on the bedikah cloth on the onot perisha days but does not bleed after that at all, is that still enough to consider her in niddah?


If performing only one bedikah on an onat perishah, the bedikah is best performed at the end of the onah.

A woman's status following a stained bedikah cloth depends on the color of the stain.  A light brown with no hint of a reddish tint does not make her niddah.  Other browns, blacks, reds, or pinks may make her niddah, and should be evaluated when there is any question.  

A bedikah cloth can make a woman niddah even when there is no further sign of bleeding. 

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