Fire Breaking out on Shabbos
6. One may rescue (from a fire on Shabbos) the book bag (1) along with the
[sacred] book (2), and the tefillin bag along with the tefillin.
7. A Torah scroll should be rescued before all other sacred books.
(1) That is, the bag which acts as a cover for the book.
(2) As we saw in HY 85:5, all sacred texts, whether written or printed, may
be saved from a fire or flood. They may even be carried to a courtyard or
alleyway into which it would be generally forbidden to transfer them due to
the lack of an "eruv [chatzeros]." This leniency applies only if [the
courtyard or alleyway] was constructed in a way that would allow for an
"eruv chatzeros" or a "shituf m'vo'os." It is permitted to use a gentile to
save sacred texts, even if he will carry them through a public domain
Halacha-Yomi, Copyright (c) 2002 Project Genesis, Inc.
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