From the Rav’s Desk: Cleaning stain during nine days

  1. Question: [Monday, 3rd Menachem Av 5781]

I got a stain on my skirt, and I would like to know if I am allowed to clean it during the nine days. I would like to wear the skirt a few more days although I do have other ones available.


One may not clean a stain using water or stain removal. One may, however, use a brush to scrape it off. If one does not have another garment available and is embarrassed to go out with the stain, it is permitted to be washed.


Sources: See Orchos Rabbeinu 2:132; Piskeiy Teshuvos 551:18

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