Acquiring and Maintaining Stam

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Stam (Heb. סת"ם) is a contraction for Sefer Torah, Tefillin, and Mezuzah. Generally these are holy works of the written Torah that are handcrafted and handwritten on parchment. There are many practical considerations when acquiring one for a mitzvah that will be disccuseed on this page. Also, upkeeping Stam in a respectful and proper manner befitting their holiness is the topic of this page.

Mezuzot

  1. A kosher mezuzah shouldn't be left unused in one's house. It should be sold, rented, or lent out to be used for a mitzvah.[1]

Tefillin

Sefer Torah

Sources

  1. Agur Bohalecha 4:33 writes that it is disrespectful to a mezuzah that it should be left unused for a mitzvah.