Watch: Annual Cleaning of Kvitlach at the Kosel Hamaarovi



  1. 1) The Steipler Gaon ztzvk”l reportedly used to have all the kvitlach given to him put into genizah. His explanation was how can you throw a Yid’s tefilos and bakashos into the garbage.
    2) L’maaseh and al pi din, many such kvitlach contain sheimos or parts of sheimos, pesukim, and tefilos, all or some of which require genizah.
    3) Many items, while not requiring genizah, require disposal in a kavodikeh fashion (al pi Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank ztzvk”l and as heard personally from Rav Avrohom Yaakov haKohein Pam ztzvk”l).
    4) Even tashmishei mitzvah – such as tzitzis – which may be thrown away (tashmishei mitzvah nizrakin), the minhag, nonetheless, throughout Klall Yisroel, is to bury with the “sheimos.”
    Minhag Yisroel Torah he!


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