Orthodox Jewish Philadelphia
Shaimos

Last Modified: December 23, 2015



What is shaimos?

Shaimos is old Sefarim, torn pages of your used Chumashim, water-damaged Mezuzahs, etc.

For more detail please see Shaimos Guidelines.


How do you dispose of shaimos?

Orthodox Jewish law does not permit holy articles to be simply discarded when they aren't usable anymore. Tradition demands that they be buried respectably. You may do any of the following: