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Flossing Teeth on Shabbat


Various Rabbis

Adar I 13, 5768
Is one allowed to floss one’s teeth on Shabbat if one pre-rips floss? Would it be considered borer?
If when using floss during a long period you have found that it does not cause any bleeding than you may use it on Shabbat. If it does cause bleeding it is forbidden. Rabbi Yitzchak Grinblat
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