Question:

BS”D

1 Can a couple have in their room a sefer torah saved?

2 Can a couple also have in their room books: Talmud, Shulchan Arukh, Zohar among others Seforim?

Answer:

  1. A couple should not have a sefer torah in their room, and if possible it should be moved to another room. If there is no other option, then relations are permitted only if there is a halachic separation wall made. The separation has to be ten tefachim (30-40 inches) high, and it can not be made out of a sheet or other cloth that is not solid and can blow in the wind.
  2.  Seforim may be kept in the room, however relations are not permitted unless the seforim are in a kli b’toch kli (lit. vessel within a vessel).  If both coverings are the seforim’s usual covering, they are considered as only one cover. A double sheet is acceptable for seforim. If the seforim are in a bookcase, a double cover in front of it will suffice.

Best wishes

Sources:

Shulchan Aruch 240-6, M:B 240-24,29,30,31.

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