If I place a small siddur/bencher/sefer inside an envelope or Ziploc bag and then inside my jacket pocket, would that be sufficient protection in order to enter a lavatory? Would the same apply to a Klaf with Shem HaShem written on it?

Answer:

Yes, this is fine, because the material has two covers.

Best wishes.

Sources:

See Mishnah Berurah 43:25.

See also Piskei Teshuvos 43:13 who explains that there is room to be lenient with printed material even with one cover (such as in the pocket) alone.

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3 Responses to “Going into Bathroom with Siddur”

  1. Thank you for the response. So as understood by the above, simply placing my Tefillin into a plastic bag and then into my backpack would be ok if necessary to enter the bathroom. If I have to make a “Tzorech Gadol”, can the backpack be hanging on the hook in the stall?

    • Yes, this is fine.

    • This is fine. Best wishes.

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