I sometimes receive sefarim cataloges with sample pages of sefarim displayed or pics of yeshiva boys with their gamaras opened. If one were to enlarge the picture you could probably see the entire page of gemara. Does this have to go into shaimos? Should not the senders of these pics have a disclaimer about shaimos?

Answer:

If as is, the writing cannot be seen, the pages are not considered sheimos, and they can be discarded of. Just like tapes and Torah CDs are not considered sheimos, so too, pages on which the text can’t be read are not sheimos. Only visible, legible script is sheimos and must be treated accordingly.

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