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Follow up on question about sheimos


Following up on this question, if the pasuk is written in a half circle around the circle pendant and not in a straight line, is it still a problem? Is that considered writing three words consecutively?

Previous Answer: These pendants and rings, are commonly sold in Eretz Yisroel, and some of the have very nice pesukim on them. These rings etc., however have an issue that if three consecutive words of a pasuk are written, then it is considered shaimos, and has kedusha. Therefore it would need a double covering in order to take it into the bathroom, etc.

If the words of the posuk would be changed around, such as if it would be written “כל הבכור קדש לי”, (as is often done with the posuk אם אשכחך ירושלים on wedding invitations) or if the terminology would be switched from singular to plural, such as “קדש לי הבכורים”, then it would not have kedusha.




From what I have seen in the name of R’ S.Z. Auerbach zt”l it is the same as if it would be written in a straight line.

Best wishes


Ginzei Hakodesh 9-9, Halichos Shlomo (Tefilla) Chap. 22 ftnt. 72.

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