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Tahor App is a Miami-based organization which created an app to allow women to "anonymously send pictures of their Bedikah cloths to a Rabbi with Tahor app’s Rabbinically approved technology."

May this app be used? Have any rabbis explicitly approved or disapproved of it?

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As an introduction Tahor is an application connecting women with rabbanim to answer questions on bedika clothes. The application uses various techniques to ensure proper color and size calibration. They state clearly it is meant to be used bdieved

We at Tahor completely encourage all women to bring their bedikas to their Rav. However, we recognize the fact that many women do not do this. It is for these women that Tahor app was created. Our goal at Tahor is to make sure all these women can be included in this mitzvah.

Their rabbinic authorities are

  • R K. Auman, the former president of the Rabbinical Council of America and the Dean of the Yoatzot Halacha Program in the United States
  • R E. Davis, a YU graduate and the Morah D’asrah at the Young Israel of Hollywood, FL
  • R Ariel Edry, a Talmudic University graduate who serves as a rav
  • R D Bixon, a YU graduate and the Rav of Beth Israel in Miami Beach

The app has generated some opposition, for instance from R Sholom Ber Shuchat, a Chabad Rabbi and Dayan from Agudas Harabonim of the US and Canada, who came out against its use (see here and there for Tahor's response, here for additional opposition from Chabad rabbis).

Ultimately every woman should ask her rav if he supports the use of this app for cases where she cannot direct her questions directly to him.

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