Question:

The following question occurred to me last Friday night:

In the ezras nashim, there is an English siddur that I need to daven. (All the other siddurim are in Hebrew). There is a sign saying that one should not remove any siddurim from the ezras nashim, as they were donated to be used in the ezras nashim only. Is it OK for me to borrow the siddur to daven *in the beis medrash for 10 or so minutes and then put it right back to the ezras nashim, if it will be impossible for me to daven otherwise?

Presumably, if the person who donated the siddurim would know that it’s impossible for me to daven without this siddur, he would say it’s OK to use it for 10 minutes and he wouldn’t mind.

Answer:

I think we can safely assume that the person who donated the siddurim would agree that it’s OK to use it for 10 minutes in the beis hamidrash.

Sources:

O:CH 14 Mishnah Berurah 13, O:CH 637 Mishnah Berurah 9 O:CH 649:5.

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