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Friday, November 11, 2011

3 shailos fro reb moshe:

1) The lamed going into the reish. do i need to show a tinuk and can i show him from this picture as I no longer have the original. I think the picture is extremely accurate.

2) I have a cheap mezuzah where sometimes the sofer does not make the mem properly , its flat on the top so I add ink (you can see the rapidograph ink here ontop of the normal ink). If I made this tikkun and accidently forgot to say "leshaim", is it kosher? It wasnt a nifsak, but on the other hand it's an integral part of the ois.

3) I received this shayla by email.  does this room require a mezuzah only on the main archway, or also on the two sides?

6 comments:

  1. in regard to the first question - you should cover the second line with a paper etc. covering up to the foot of the reish and ask a tinok, if he reads it a hai - its pasul, a reish - you may fix, by scraping either from the foot of the reish, or the head of the lamed.
    the third question - the side area are patur from mezuza.

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  2. the question on the word mezuzos, if the mem was kosher before, so this fix isn't essential then the addition of dio shlo l'shma doesn't cause a pasul.
    but its hard in this specific picture to decide if the mem was indeed kosher - i guess you may cover the addition of your new ink and ask a tinok if he recognizes it as a mem.

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  4. Regarding the first question that we cover the foot of the reish and ask a tinok. Interestingly the following letter is a ה. If the Tinok sees the following letter (ה) it might help him to call the Reish, a Reish and not a Hai (by comparing the two letters). I still think that we do not need to cover the ה, even though that it could possibly be a big kula.What do you say R' Moshe?

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  5. Dovid, correct we don't have to hide the hai from the tinok.

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