Since I may be naked in my bedroom, is it possible to have sifrei kodesh in it (according to the Talmud or the Rambam)?
5"according to the Talmud or the Rambam" Why such a limited range of sources?– YishaiJun 1, 2015 at 13:55
"I may be naked in my bedroom": do you mean that it's possible for you to be naked or that it's permissible? If the latter, can you provide evidence of this claim?– msh210 ♦Nov 1, 2015 at 16:35
Rav D Neustadt has a review of the respect to be paid to Sefarim.
Relevant to your question is the statement (with my translation in the reference):
Sefarim are treated with kedushah. Thus: It is prohibited for males (over the age of nine) or females (over the age of three) to be completely unclothed in the presence of a sefer.[ref. 24]
ref. 24: Mishnah Berurah 45:5, 75:23. But this prohibition applies only to ervah mamash (real nakedness); we do not invoke tefach b'ishah ervah (a hands-breadth of a female uncovered is prohibited) concerning this issue; Rabbi P.E. Falk (Kol ha-Torah, vol. 46, pgs. 187-194).
45:5 references Gem Berochos 60.
Can you summarize what the referenced Gemara says in this regard?– Double AA ♦Nov 1, 2015 at 16:10