Red dot on bedikah
21 April, 2004
I'm on the fourth day of my "bedikot" did my evening one without washing "the makom" found a small red dot (about half a milimeter in diameter) washed the place and did another one which came out completely clean. Do I need to consult a Rabbi?
Blood on a bedikah cloth, no matter how little, invalidates the seven clean days. If you have any doubt that the red spot is blood, a rabbi could be of service in clarifying what was on your bedikah.
Unless a rabbi rules that you may continue counting, you should perform another hefsek taharah before sunset and then restart your seven-day count, with the next day as day one. In general, very timely questions such as yours are best addressed to our hotline.
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