Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Travelling by air with a sefer torah
Does anyone have a psak with regards to putting a sefer torah in a suitcase and sending it with checked baggage. Is this allowed? I am travelling soon to do a siyum. I usually take the sefer by hand and sew the eitz chayim, which I check in, when I arrive at my destination. However this trip I will not be able to assemble it before the siyum and it is too big to carry on the plane once the eitz chayims are sewn on.