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You may discard it. The gemara (Megillah 26b) states: תנו רבנן: תשמישי מצוה - נזרקין, תשמישי קדושה - נגנזין. ואלו הן תשמישי מצוה: סוכה, לולב, שופר, ציצית. ואלו הן תשמישי קדושה: דלוסקמי ספרים, תפילין ומזוזות, ותיק של ספר תורה, ונרתיק של תפילין ורצועותיהן Our Rabbis taught: ‘Accessories of religious observances [when disused] are to be thrown away; ...


21

Mishna B'rura to 21:1 says that once a thing used for a mitzva is no longer usable for the mitzva, it can be discarded, but should not be discarded in a degrading manner or used for a degrading purpose. He considers deliberately throwing it onto the garbage heap as an example of discarding it in a degrading manner. [I've heard recommended that such an object ...


10

Nitey Gavriel (Sukkos pg. 379 footnote 15) brings the custom in the name of the Malbushei Yom Tov to Levush 664:4 and Nitzutzei Zohar Parshas Tzav, who explain that it is in order to leave the sparks of judgment behind at the conclusion of the days of judgment and not take them back home. The custom is also brought in the Bikurey Yaakov (S"K 16). The Nitey ...


7

The Talmud discusses Genizoth. I don't recall off-hand the context, but I remember learning a Gemara that said students of great sages in the Tannaic era, when writing Torah SheBe'Al Peh was prohibited, would take notes that they would later commit to memory before placing in Genizah. In addition (or in contrast, perhaps), if a scribe made an uncorrectable ...


7

According to the Shulchan Aruch (O"C 21) if the tzitzit are no longer valid, one may dispose of them. The Ram"a adds that one should dispose of them respectfully, but they do not require geniza. The Ram"a then brings down a second opinion that they (the strings) should be put in geniza, and recommends it. Similarly with the article of clothing itself: it may ...


6

See my answer here: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/12184/759 In short, tzitzit are not fundamentally holy and may be discarded in the trash, although it is proper to treat them with extra respect (ie wrapping it in a bag first or something). This applies to the strings. (Shulchan Aruch 21:1) As for the beged (piece of clothing): in the standard case ...


6

The Mishna on Megilla 28a rules that a destroyed synagogue retains holiness, and if grasses grew on it they should not be picked because they add to the feeling of despair. (The subsequent Gemara on 29b discusses picking the grasses and leaving them there, though the Rambam (Perush HaMishna 3:4) and the Mishna Berura (OC 151 sk 29) both understand this to be ...


6

Here's where I am so far: I found that Nitei Gavriel in (Availus vol 1 Chapter 132 pp 714-715) discusses this matter, and basically the ruling is that should not wear the shoes of a mais, but rather dispose of them - because of Sakana (Danger) As to why specifically wearing the shoes of a mais (as opposed to garments etc) is a danger - the Nitei Gavriel ...


6

The document itself is given to the husband to prove that he actually paid the כתובה. He can dispose of it however he desires. Or alternatively, she gives him a שובר (a receipt) documenting that he actually paid her, and she can do with the כתובה whatever she pleases.


5

There is an old Kabbalistic idea discussed here to place them inside a Sefer! Many Poskim have decried this practice, including R' Ovadia Yosef who is quoted in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Yalkut Yosef 153:17: וכל שכן שאסור להצניע בתוך ספרי קודש שערות הזקן


5

A scroll can be repaired by specially trained people, or, if it is beyond repair, it can be ritually stored/buried. http://www.sofer.co.uk/html/repairing_a_scroll.html is a site for one person who explains some of hat he does (I am not affiliated with him and am not endorsing his services -- just using his website to illustrate some of the possibilities). ...


4

The Mishnah Berurah writes that the Maharil recommended using old tzitzis as a bookmark or for another mitzvah, because we have a rule in the Gemara that one should try to take an object used for a mitzvah and use it for another mitzvah ("ho'il v'isavid b'hu mitzva chado, yisavid b'hu achariso"). Your second question is addressed in the Shulchan Aruch, O.C. ...


4

The laws of fixing a Torah scroll are found in Shulchan Aruch YD 279. The Keset HaSofer, by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried, writes about them in Chapter 19. He writes that if 3 mistakes are found at once, then the whole scroll needs to be checked over as it has lost its assumption of being accurate. Similarly, if 85 mistakes were found (cf Sifrei Zuta 10:33), even ...


4

This is prohibited as erasing God's name. If you wrote יה as God's name and then want to follow it up with ודה to make the name יהודה, that is prohibited (Soferim 5:2, Keset Hasofer 12:3). Your case is even worse since you are acting on the letters of God's name themselves (cf. Lishkat Hasofer ibid.).


3

The following poskim say the metzius is that there are no roosters at egg farms so chickens do not mate and produce eggs which are fertile. Therefore, if one does find a blood spot in an egg, all he has to do is throw out the blood spot and he then may eat the rest of the egg: Yechaveh Da’as 3:57, Yabea Omer Y.D. 2:5, Minchas Yitzchok 4:56, Opinion ...


3

See this article from Rabbi Moshe Dovid Lebovits. In short, technically you could just remove the blood spot itself. However common practice today, barring extenuating circumstances, is to throw out the entire egg.


3

They remove them from time to time,and they place them in genizah. http://matzav.com/photos-kosel-undergoes-cleaning-for-pesach-kvitlach-removed-2 http://www.vosizneias.com/80339/2011/04/06/jerusalem-in-photos-kotel-undergoes-spring-clean-for-pessach/


3

Matzot (plural of matza) have no inherent sanctity. As such, you can treat these boxes as you would treat two new boxes of cookies that were left in the waiting room. You can give them away, open them and eat them, discard them, etc. Judaism doesn't like wasting valuable things (it is called Bal Tashchit, see here and here) but two boxes of matzot are not ...


3

"The sages taught: Tashmishei mitzva (objects used to perform a mitzva) may be discarded; tashmishei kedusha (accessories of kedusha) are buried. And these are tashmishei mitzva: a succa, lulav, shofar and tzitzit. And these are tashmishei kedusha: cases of books (=Torah scrolls), tefillin and mezuzot, a bag of a Torah scroll, the sack of tefillin, and its ...


2

No one's really answered the second part of the question: If [these masses of papers are somehow buried ritually], that would imply they have an elevated level of sanctity. Do they? I don't know. But some weak evidence to the contrary is in photos of the rabbi of the Wall's allowing the notes to simply lie on the floor.


2

You are allowed to bring them back in. See Rivevos Ephraim 1:222:19 who writes that you can do so as you'll need to use it for more trash, and you may be worried that someone will take your trash can. It would be ideal to wait until after Yom Tov, though.


2

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/475304/jewish/Proper-Disposal-of-Holy-Objects.htm Mitzvah Objects: Objects in this category must be disposed of in a respectable manner; e.g. double wrapped in paper or plastic before being put in the garbage. Included in this category are such things as: The garments of a tallit or tzitzit (...


2

Hmmm ... pretty much as I suspected and said n my comment. See here and refer to reference #31. One should not throw garbage such as candy wrappers or tissues on the floor of a shul. There is an uncertainty if one has to pick up garbage that he sees on the floor of the shul. It would seem that the right thing to do is to pick up the garbage from ...


2

Oz Nidbaru 7:65:2 says that one may throw invitations with Pesukim on them into the garbage, so long they are wrapped in something.


2

There are 3 issues with meat and dairy: cooking it, eating it and getting pleasure from a cooked meat and milk mixture (such as feeding an animal a meat/milk combination). Cooking may be an issue if it is yad soledes bo. So boiling meat sauce should not be poured on top of dairy in your trash can as it can "cook" it according to Halacha. So some hold it is ...


2

Yahrtzeit is a minhag, although a fairly "strong" one. However, as it is a minhag, I don't believe that there is any kedusha attached to a burning yahrtzeit candle, and even less to an empty one. Years ago, the ayhrtzeit candles were bigger in size and had much thicker glass. My grandmother saved them for drinking glasses (yes, as kid I broke a number of ...


2

Items once used for a mitzvah (tashmishei mitzvah) that wore out do not require genizah, according to the letter of the law. Mishnah Berurah 21:1 (א) חוטי ציצית וכו' - וה"ה לכל תשמישי מצוה כגון סוכה ולולב ושופר וכל כה"ג לאחר שנתבטלו ואינם עומדין עוד למצותן: But it is still good to put them in genizah, and not just chuck them straight in the garbage, ...


1

The ketubah is merely a prenuptial agreement and once the husband has paid what he promised it is an expired document which the husband can throw away or burn.


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I just read here: https://halachablog.com/2016/04/13/the-shankbone-and-the-egg-at-the-seder/ that we actually eat it, since it was forbidden to leave it uneaten after a day.


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It is required. (Deuteronomy 12:2, Rambam Positive Commandment #185 (English) and Laws of Avoda Zara 7 (English), Shulchan Aruch YD 146:14) In the land of Israel the command includes seeking out the idols to destroy them, but outside of the land of Israel one must only destroy an idol if he happens to have it. There is a blessing one can say before doing ...


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