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Is there a halachik problem with sitting on a table or surface that has siddurim/chumashim on it? What about other sefarim? What about putting one's feet on a table that has such books on it?

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this article on the Topic says there is a basic consensus of Poskim that say you may not sit or put your feet on a place with seforim as printed seforim have the same or slightly lesser level of kedusha and most be shown respect as such. Source

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A Jew is not supposed to sit on a table as a table is similar to a Mizbayach.


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Gershon do you have a halakhic source for this? I was fairly certain that this was just an Ashkenazi custom. –  Rabbi Michael Tzadok Dec 14 '10 at 6:07
mekubal, that it is an Ashkenazi custom can also be called a source. –  Yahu Dec 14 '10 at 11:26
I was more wondering where the custom is recorded and by whom, and which communities rely upon it. –  Rabbi Michael Tzadok Dec 14 '10 at 16:41
Gershon, that is a great source! Thank you. –  Rabbi Michael Tzadok Dec 14 '10 at 20:23

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