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Monday, March 19, 2012

כי מלאך ה' צבאות הוא

The Viznitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak was nifter (as many probably know) last week. Many from different Mosdos and groups of Chassidus signs were put up in honor of him as what usually happens when someone well-known is nifter here in Eretz  Yisrael. My friend noticed in Mea Sharim one sign that had written on it the following (as it appears here wtihout any changes
"כי מלאך ה' צבאות הוא"

Usually the signs are covered over within a weeks time and then eventually torn down and thrown in the trash is there any problem from that fact that it was written "צבאות" on the sign? (As this is one of the Shemos "shaino nimchakim")? It could very well be that my friend was mistaken and that there was some sort of shinui made however let's evaluate what would be the halacha if this did happen.

1 comment:

  1. According to Keset Hasofer 11:5 Ts'va-ot is one of the 10 names and so cannot be erased mid'orayta. These names are derived from Avot d'Rabbi Natan and also Masechet Shavuot. If one did erase (in this case tear up and throw away) then this is a clear lo ta'aseh (D'varim 12:4). Melechet Shamayim 9:1 says that this applies not only to erasure, but ruining the form by dropping ink, scarping, or any other way. So one presumes that if the poster actually has the proper word then like any leaflet or siddur etc it should be put into genizah or buried and not ripped down and thrown in the bin.


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