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Orange-beige on bedikot

16 June, 2022


This Friday night, I did one hefsek and it came back orange beige, and I figured it was fine because it was after five bleeding days and I had no hargasha. I felt my period was totally done. Moch came back completely clean. I did a day 1 bedika in the morning which was Shabbat morning, came back clean and the second one in the later afternoon came back beigy orange. Just in case it was considered a bad stain, close to shkiya I did an hefsek came back clean and a moch was clean. So now my question is, was my original hefsek from Friday night good? Did the second bedika on day 1 render me nida again so the second hefsek is the one I count? What should my day 1 of clean days start then?

Thanks so much.


In general orange is a questionable color and stains that are orangey should be brought to a halachic authority for evaluation. If it is a specific shade that you have brought a few times for evaluation and were told it’s acceptable, and you are certain it is the same acceptable shade, you may trust your judgement that it is acceptable. But if you are not sure about these bedikot, they should be evaluated.

If you still have the hefsek from Friday and the bedikah from Shabbat afternoon, you should bring them for evaluation. If they are both acceptable shades you may continue with your original count. If either of them were niddah colors, you will count your clean days from the new hefsek you performed on Shabbat before sunset, and your new day 1 is Sunday.

If you don’t have the stained cloths to bring for evaluation you should count your clean days from the hefsek you performed on Shabbat before sunset and day 1 is on Sunday.

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