Question:

I am looking for sources on halachos relevant to transporting a sefer torah, such as 1) must it be held the entire car ride, 2) are there anythings which one should not do while holding a sefer torah (during the car ride). Please send the relevant pesakim (answers) and the sources. Much appreciated!

Answer:

Regarding holding the sefer torah during the whole ride please see the following post: http://dinonline.org/2017/08/23/flying-with-a-sefer-torah/

Regarding things that should not be done while holding a sefer torah, one s not daven, shemona esrei, shema, or pesukei d’zimra etc. while holding a sefer torah because it will hamper his concentration.  We may not enter a bathroom shower room or cemetery while holding a sefer torah. Also the car would be considered the room the sefer torah is in, and one may not change a diaper in that room, or be undressed. 

Sources:

Brachos 23b,O:CH 96-1 M:B 1,2. . It is interesting that the Shulchan Aruch does not mention the other two things that the gemora mentions, urinating, and sleeping in regard to sefer torah, but only to tefillin. Y:D 282-1, 4.

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