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Sefer Torah on Plane

 

Question:

I need to transfer a Sefer Torah on the plane, do I need to hold it during entire plane ride? Can I send it as luggage if it’s double wrapped and with a proper case?

 

Answer:

You may put it in the overhead compartment.

As experience has shown the baggage in the baggage compartment is not treated well – thrown around etc. and is definitely not respectful for a Sefer Torah.

 

שו”ע יו”ד רפב, ג. ערוך השולחן שם, ו. וראה שו״ת בצה״ח ד, קמב. ויצבור יוסף א, נב.

 

 

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