Thursday, January 8, 2015

Use a bookmark!


[Note: I hesitate to call this "law", but I cite it in order to teach an important sensitivity to the honour of Torah.]

There is no problem with folding over the corner of a page on Shabbat in order to mark one's place. This is not called "improving" the book.

However, where the book is of Torah, it may be inappropriate to fold over the page during the week, particularly where the folded part includes text. First, it shows a level of disrespect; one would not do this with text he valued. Second, it can damage the page. Therefore, it would be better to use a bookmark.

(Rivivot Ephraim 1:223:11)

Have a great day,

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