Rabbi Dov Lior: Recycle weekly Torah sheets

By JONAH MANDEL
April 15, 2011 12:12

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi Dov Lior has ruled that the pages distributed in synagogues on Friday nights, dealing with the weekly Torah portion and other religious and social topics, should be recycled instead of buried in a repository (geniza). The adjudication by Lior, one of the more influential national religious rabbis, was written some two months ago, but will appear in Friday’s edition of the Kiryat Arba religious council’s publication.

“The problem of geniza has recently become worse due to the abundance of materials being printed, and the difficulty to collect everything, which causes the problem of Torah words being scattered around and desecrated,” Lior wrote. “Therefore, the religious council has decided to collect such materials accumulated for geniza in order to recycle them and prevent a greater desecration,” he explained, noting that such a direction exists in Jewish law. “I hope the public will collaborate for the dignity of the holy writings, to prevent desecration and to keep our city clean,” Lior wrote.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 14, 2018
At least 20 dead, 16 injured in Italy bridge collapse, official says

By REUTERS