Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Selling a sefer torah


There is a view that one who writes (or funds the writing of) a Torah and then gives it away has not fulfilled his obligation to write a Torah. Therefore, it is assumed, by default, that people who 'donate' a Torah to a shul for its use only mean to lend it to the shul, and are not actually giving it to the shul.

Therefore, a shul may not sell a Torah which was donated to the shul; the Torah is not truly theirs.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 2:39)

Have a great day,

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