2 Sheilot

These are both mezuzot I've recently received for checking.

1) In the first picture, the lamed is very small. In this case it is kosher, but my question is if the yerech and guf were shorter, say just over a kulmus long, what would the psak be? The poskim warn about making the tag of the yud long so as not to make it a mini lamed, but I learnt in shimush that it's only a lamed is the guf and yerech are longer that the dimensions of a yud (i.e. 2 or more kulmusim) even if the tag is long.

2) In the second picture, the regel pnimi in the hey of vehaya is extremely pulled to the right. I know that generally lemaase if the regel is mashuch to the right it's bediavad ok if the gag is long enough to be noticeable as a hey. In this case it's mamash to the extreme, and looks like it's a gimel with a long rosh. I should point out, if it's unclear from the phtoto, that the regel is nottouching the right regel at all - but the separation is a hairline! Sheilat tinok?


  1. In regard to the lamed - from MB that the moshav has to be at least 1 kulmus in length, obvious the gag can not be less than that.
    I would say that this kind of tiny lamed, if the guf would be a bit smaller - is losing its tzuras ois - the smaller the guf is in porportion to the tzavar (the vav on top) it is losing its zura.

    The hai is a common problem. I think the mikdash m'at writes that one should be careful that the regel be a regel not a moshav. Still I never heard of rabbis/magihim here in EY that pasel this type of hai, so I must say bdieved it is not a shinuy tzura.
    the hai in question should be asked a tinok


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