Do books or sheets of paper that contain text from the Prophets (navi'im) and Writings (ketuvim) need to be discarded in a special manner?

I know that pages containing words of Torah written in any language need a "special" disposal--usually shaimos (burial). But does this include secondary parts of Torah too, or only Chumash?

(Since names of HaShem written in Hebrew always need geniza, let's assume the ketuvim in question are written in English.)

  • Yes, they need to be put in sheimos
    – user613
    Aug 30 '14 at 12:25
  • @user3949142 That and a source makes an answer! [ btw, you are allowed to change your name....unless you really really like the number 3949142 ;) ]
    – MTL
    Aug 31 '14 at 13:30
  • @Shokhet That's why I put it as a comment, I don't know the source. And I'm not sure how to change my name.
    – user613
    Aug 31 '14 at 21:01
  • @user3949142 On your user page, there is a button that says "edit" on it, across the top of the page (next to "privileges" "preferences" "flair" and "apps," if that helps you) .....click on it and you can edit your display name, which is the top option in that list
    – MTL
    Sep 1 '14 at 0:08

I did not read the whole article yet (discovered through a comment on this site, it's on my 'to-read' list), but the cheat sheet found on page 15 of this magazine (Kosher Spirit Pesach 5768 [from the OK]) says that "A posuk of Tanach (if it was read)" must be put into sheimos.

  • "if it was read" How do you know it's there without reading it?
    – Double AA
    Aug 29 '14 at 20:46
  • @DoubleAA Fair point....maybe someone printed nevi'im or kesuvim from the computer, and the pages came out of the printer face-down?
    – MTL
    Aug 29 '14 at 21:55
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    @DoubleAA Printing presses used to have a lot of copies of seforim that the printing went bad, so since no one read them, they were able to throw them out. Although I'm not sure if this is a heter b'dieved or even l'chatchila
    – user613
    Aug 30 '14 at 12:23

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