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Halacha - Old Sifrei Torah
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh

I looked around and didn't find much written on the subject, but this is what it seems to me based on what I did find. A fragment of a Sefer Torah should not be used as a decoration, it should be buried properly. If it is more than a certain size (85 letters) it must be buried in an earthenware container, otherwise it may be placed in geniza like a mezuza. Presumably, the majority of sofrim were shomrei Torah U'Mitzvos, and one can assume that this specific Sefer Torah comes from the majority. The mitzvah of writing a Sefer Torah only applies to one that is kosher, therefore, if you would buy one that is not kosher and fix even one letter that would render the entire Sefer Torah kosher you would fulfill the mitzva when you make the correction. Regarding forming an organization, while it certainly would be a worthy cause, there is always the issue of priorities. We have so many important charities, such as our local schools, competing for a slice of the pie that the issue becomes is this cause important enough to take away resources from the existing institutions. I don't feel qualified to answer that question.

posted:2008-06-25 23:13:16

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