Orthodox Jewish Philadelphia

Last Modified: July 12, 2019

What is shaimos?

Shaimos is old Sefarim, torn pages of your used Chumashim, water-damaged Mezuzahs, etc.

For more detail please see Shaimos Guidelines.

How do you dispose of shaimos?

Orthodox Jewish law does not permit holy articles to be simply discarded when they aren't usable anymore. Tradition demands that they be buried respectably. You may do any of the following: