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Interrupting in the middle of Shmona esrei

If (chalilah) a mitzvah item such as a siddur, mezzuzah, tefillin or sefer torah falls on the floor during shmoneh esrei should a person pause and pick it up or wait until he has finished shmoneh esrei?

marked as duplicate by Double AA Nov 15 '12 at 1:15

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  • not sure why this was closed the other question only asked about a siddur, i can remove that part of the question but i think this question is broader in general and the answer to that question doesn't necessarily apply – not-allowed to change my name Nov 15 '12 at 1:20
  • Doesn't it say "or any other holy book"? – Double AA Nov 15 '12 at 3:39
  • @DoubleAA i would assume mezuzah, tefillin or torah scroll are different category but your call – not-allowed to change my name Nov 16 '12 at 1:44
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    In my opinion, they are included in the question. They might have a different answer than siddurim, I don't know. But if you are just looking for better answers to that question then I think the correct solution is to offer a bounty. But I'm not the final say on all of this. I have posted on chat here for others to come and voice their opinions if they differ. – Double AA Nov 16 '12 at 7:30

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