Monday, November 5, 2012

Lost and Found in a Synagogue

Hi, One who finds items in a synagogue, in a protected area, should leave them there. Where they are in an unprotected area, he should move them to a protected area. The item should be announced in the synagogue, verbally and in writing. It should also be publicized in nearby synagogues which the owner might have frequented. See the responsum referenced below regarding the duration of the announcements, and what to do after that time expires. (Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 5:9:8) Have a great day, Mordechai

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