# 2650 Safe to Save the Sefer?


Q. There is a person without heirs who was niftar from corona and now there are seforim in his house that need to be sorted through and brought to the yeshiva for eventual sale. If this is not done, perhaps the landlord will thrown them out. Should one (a neighbor) go to his house and do this, or is it not safe (the house is infected)? If yes, whose responsibility is it to do this? If I was asked to volunteer, am I obligated to do it, is it optional, or is it better not to do it? Should one be mevatel torah for this? 
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if one was asked or is a neighbor and can actually take care of the seforim honorably, it is a great mitzva to do so.
As far as we can tell from the medical reports, after a few days, the chances of contamination are negligible. The Rov recommended to wear a mask, gloves and protective garments. It is also advisable to spray with disinfectants the surfaces before. (follow relevant caution instructions on this procedure)
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a


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