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Recently, some have advocated freezing clothing, particularly blue jeans, instead of washing them to conserve water.

Assuming this works to some extent, can it be done during the Nine Days? Can I wear freshly frozen jeans during the Nine Days if they were frozen beforehand?

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Purim Torah?... – Seth J Jul 20 '12 at 2:24
@SethJ No it's a real question. It's just funny. – Double AA Jul 20 '12 at 3:19
@SethJ I know there is discussion in the gemara already about launderings of different quality (Bavel vs Israel or something) and there is discussion about which level is really assur. So I'm guessing there could be what to say about this issue. – Double AA Jul 20 '12 at 3:32
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/2157/759 – Double AA Jul 20 '12 at 19:08
@SethJ Also it could open discussion about non-water based cleaning. – Double AA Jul 20 '12 at 19:08

When stains start coming off it is called washed. Source: gemara moed katan

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Hi opoil. How do you know this? Please edit in a source. Since we don't know you, there's no reason we should just take your word for this. – Double AA Feb 9 at 14:45
Where in Moed Kattan does it say that? If it's referring to laundering on Chol HaMoed, how do you know the same rules would apply to the nine days? – Double AA Feb 9 at 14:51
It is not the halaca only what is called washed and that is what it says in gemara – opoil yutrol Feb 9 at 14:57
Hi Opoil Yutrol. Welcome to MiYodeya. Maybe you will be interested to read something I wrote "A beginner’s guide to MY - How is this site different from other Judaism sites” ? This site relies heavily on sources, as precise as possible (e.g., the specific place in the gmara) ideally linked (e.g., using sefaria.org) – mbloch Feb 9 at 16:12

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