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I have been asked to compile a booklet containing the Shacharit service for a special occasion. The printed booklets (currently 60 pages long, double-sided 2-per-page, so 15 pieces of paper each) will probably never be used after the occasion and would have to be put in sheimos. I would like to modify the relevant names and words in the text to avoid this.

  1. Is printing single-use siddurim that would need to be put in sheimos a bad idea, possibly because it is disrespectful to the holiness of the siddur, or maybe just wasteful?
  2. Is removing the holy names an inappropriate / disrespectful thing to do to a siddur?
  3. After modification, would the booklet possibly still be required to be put in sheimos simply because of its nature as a siddur?

Please supply your sources or reasoning for your answers.

  • I have seen such booklets and they indeed replaced the name of Hashem to avoid the issue you mention. You might find the OpenSiddur project relevant and useful (not an endorsement!) - they call themselves the open-source community project for folk sharing prayers and crafting their own prayerbooks – mbloch Mar 31 at 8:55
  • similar – msh210 Mar 31 at 13:03
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    There were thousands of siddurim printed, although not exclusively, with two yuds. Why would it mean a problem? – Kazi bácsi Mar 31 at 16:51

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