p. 38 Chapter Fourteen Laws of Zizit Manufactured by Non-Jews or by Women , and of a Borrowed Tallit
3. One may take someone else's tallit and say the blessing over it as long as one folds it up again if one found it folded. (Sh.Ar. ibid.) This ruling applies also to tefillin (phylacteries); however one may not learn from someone else's books without his knowledge. (Rema, ibid.)
Note from us: Please consult your own rabbi to find out what to do - these are for learning purposes only.
As quoted from:
Shulchan HaMelech, a Kitzur Shulchan Aruch in 3 volumes as compiled by Maharan HaRav Shmuel Laniado z'al, 1923 with the supplement "Al HaShulchan" containing various opinions compiled by Ezra Basri, Chief Justice of the District Court, Jerusalem in 1992.
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