Rav Dovid Feinstein: Hilchos Bais Haknesses


rav-dovid-feinsteinAs part of Matzav.com’s overall effort to provide a full range of news stories, as well as halacha insights and other information relevant to our frum readers all over the globe, we present today’s halachos, teshuvos from Maran Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim:

Shailah: Does the tallis used under the Sefer Torah in a bais avel have any kedusha? Rav Dovid Feinstein: No.

Shailah: Do you need a talis to prevent kedusha on the table in a bais avel?

Rav Dovid Feinstein: No. It’s only for kavod.

Shailah: Does the plastic on a tefillin bag have any kedusha?

Rav Dovid Feinstein: No. (The rule that tik besoch tik has a halacha of one cover if it is meyuchad lekach has no bearing on dinei kedusha.)

Shailah: Is there ever a problem with taking pictures in a shul?

Rav Dovid Feinstein: No.

Shailah: May one put a siddur into a tefillin bag?

Rav Dovid Feinstein: Yes. (It is like it was hisneh lekach.)

{The above teshuvos were transcribed by Harav Yitzchok Dovid Frankel of Cedarhurst, NY, in Kuntres Yad Dodi.}

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  1. Yes I agree with Tziony- this question/answer article is informative while being short and to the point. I would really appreciate more of these types of articles. Thank you!