Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bringing a gartel to shul without an eruv


One who wishes to bring a gartel [special belt worn by some when praying] to the synagogue on Shabbat, without an eruv, is required to wear it as one would wear a normal belt, so that it is a standard garment. Therefore, one may neither wrap it around his chest and say it is to keep his tie in place, nor invent any other pseudo-use; only normal use as a garment or ornament is acceptable.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:46)

חג אורים שמח,


  1. What about people who go to Toivl on Shabbat morning and "wear" a pseudo -scarf--towel??