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Can you please explain the halachos of sheimos?

 

Question:

What kind of papers need to be put in geniza and what kind of papers just need to wrapped before throwing out?

 

Answer: 

Please see Halacha2Go #334, #84, and #205.

See also here:

Can I put N’shei chabad magazines into the recycling, or does it have to go into Shaimos? 

 

Some other examples are:

Stories for kids that bring out a lesson (but not always so clearly), or stories of Tzadikim – don’t need to be put in Shaimos unless it’s Torah stories Or explain a Halacha or Torah thought.

Pictures that depict scenes from the parsha – no. Unless it contains captions.

Class newsletters that contain some points from the parsha that they learned about in school (as part of what they did this week) – yes.

Hachayol magazine, some pages containing (a) a story line somewhat bringing out a point of a sichah, (b) explaining background behind a nigun, (c) an adaptation of a story based on Sefer Hazichronos. – yes. Most are from Torah sources the other pages can be separated and discarded.

Crown Edition that has a few pages of divrei torah / stories. – it should be separated and put in Shaimos, the rest may be discarded.

Calendars (Jewish Art Calendar, or Oholei Torah calendar) – some have Halachos they should be removed and put in Shaimos. The rest may be discarded.

Holiday guides. – yes.

In general, publications that contain pictures of the Rebbe – Halachicaly it’s not necessary, however many chassidim are careful to place in Shaimos.

 

 

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